A Soldier's Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero

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Abrams, Sep 15, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 400 pages
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Historical fiction at its best, this novel by bestselling author Marissa Moss tells the story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who masqueraded as a man named Frank Thompson during the Civil War. Among her many adventures, she was a nurse on the battlefield and a spy for the Union Army, and was captured by (and escaped from) the Confederates. The novel is narrated by Sarah, offering readers an in-depth look not only at the Civil War but also at her journey to self-discovery as she grapples with living a lie and falling in love with one of her fellow soldiers. Using historical materials to build the foundation of the story, Moss has crafted a captivating novel for the YA audience. The book includes a Civil War timeline, archival photos, a glossary of names, and a detailed note on sources.

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This book very well written and well researched. - Goodreads
To me, that is still a happy ending. - Goodreads
Extraordinarily well researched! - Goodreads
Other than the ending, I really loved this book. - Goodreads

Review: A Soldier's Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, Civil War Hero

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

This was originally a 5 star read for me, but I knocked a star off because the author changing the ending of Sarah's life really bothered me, but more on that in a minute. I loved this book, the topic ... Read full review

Review: A Soldier's Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, Civil War Hero

User Review  - Caroline V - Goodreads

Loved this book! The ending totally changes the entire mood of the book, and it keeps you wanting to keep reading and never put the book down! It influences great Civil War references (like generals ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Marissa Moss has written and illustrated many books for children, including the popular Amelia's Notebook series, the picture book Nurse, Soldier, Spy, and a middle-grade novel, The Pharaoh's Secret. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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