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An Unlikely Union

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The Doctor's Wounded Heart

Union Army physician Evan Mackay runs his ward of the Baltimore military hospital with tremendous skill but no warmth. He will do his duty by the Confederate soldiers in his care, but sympathy and tenderness left him after the death of his brother, a Federal soldier. So why can't he stop himself from warming to his beautiful, compassionate, unapol
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Love Inspired (first published January 1st 2013)
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"An Unlikely Union" by Shannon Farrington is a book I am not sure how to describe. Literature wise, is was a wonderful story. Realistic wise, I am not all that sure fore there were things I found hard to swallow.

So lets start with what I liked about the book.

I loved the how the story took place during the Civil War in the middle of a warring state without relocation to somewhere else. I found the conditions inside the hospital horrid, but the compassion refreshing. I thought that the way the wen
In most romances, it’s all about getting the man and woman together. How this is done is a challenge for the author, and Shannon Farrington proves herself more than up to that challenge, as she writes two complex characters falling in love during the closing days of the Civil War.

The story is set in a Union hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Evan Mackay is a Union doctor treating both Confederate and Union soldiers and nursing a grudge because his brother, Andrew, was killed by a Confederate-led m
The book in itself was very well developed, and the intimacy was endearing, but I didn't like how most of the time it was the girl who cared for the man, and there was like no feeling from the man until nearly the end. I didn't like how this author clumped the guy's feelings into 3 chapters. There should have been a slightly more noticeable starting point, closer to the beginning. Not too much closer. Same with the girl, it kind of just poured the romance on after the third to last chapter, and ...more
Janis Kay
I'm a sucker for homefront stories... and this one is completely amazing. The setting is a divided Maryland; since they were a border state, loyalties were divided and that -in and of itself- is tragic. Gettysburg has ended, but the wounded are still flooding local military hospitals from the gritty field hospitals.

History aside, we have a very strong female character (Emily). She is awesome: volunteering as a nurse in a Union hospital and doing everything she can for the wounded. If I'd lived i
May 11, 2014 June rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Civil war and the hatred between country men is always hard to read about. This story is about a Union Doctor and a Southern nurse. They work together to heal both the Union and Confederate soldiers. While Dr Evan Mackay feels the guilt of going to war and not being there when his wife died, Emily Davis refuses to sign a loyalty oath in order to work in the hospital. After crossing off the lines she can't agree to, she signs the oath and enjoys her time helping out. Soon she has a change of atti ...more
This story is about Emily, a nurse who serves wounded soldiers on both sides of the conflict in the Civil War, and the many internal conflicts she experiences. The faith journey of Dr. Evan McKay is wonderful to read, and very believable. The emotions that those in states such as Maryland experienced as they tried to reconcile what was going on around them were portrayed very well in many of the characters in this novel, and, I feel, helped the reader to understand what that time period would ha ...more
This book was not amazing because it was the most amazing romance novel I have ever read, but it was amazing because the author portrayed the circumstances in a realistic and historically accurate way. Frequently I read historical romances that rely on urban legends and junk history to fill their pages, but this one had none of that. It portrayed both side with understanding and did well at reflecting the tension that could occur between the occupier and occupied.
Doris Pearson
A riveting story about the Civil War, brothers torn apart on both sides, the medical emergencies, loss of limbs because that's all the doctor could do to save lives. Story from point of view of a nurse who took care of wounded from both sides.
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