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An extraordinary novel about a strong-willed woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight beside her husband in the Civil War.

Rosetta doesn't want her new husband, Jeremiah, to enlist, but he joins up, hoping to make enough money that they'll be able to afford their own farm someday. When Jeremiah leaves, Rosetta decides her true place is by his side, no matter what that means, and follows him into war.

Rich with historical details and inspired by the many women who fought in the Civil War while disguised as men, I Shall Be Near To You is a courageous adventure, a woman's search for meaning and individuality, and a poignant story of enduring love.

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    Beautiful love story

    This book is such an amazing read. To say I was moved is an understatement. There is not enough space to write how much I love this book. The love in this story is so real it leaps from the pages...reading is a huge part of my life so I've read a lot of my books. This may truly be my favorite.

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    Unique story

    Such an interesting perspective. I had no idea. Of course things like this could have happened. A page turner for sure.

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    I Shall Be Near To You

    A superbly-written book. The first-person narration is a fantastic way to tell this wonderful story. The mind's-eye descriptions, the feelings, thoughts, and fears of marching onto a battlefield into the face of an enemy that is a stone's throw away will make your insides knot-up, just as if you were right there beside her. I needed a day to soak in this story after finishing this book. This book struck a chord with me. You don't have to be Civil War buff to love this book, and this story.

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    Loved it

    I loved the book from begining to end. I was captivated by the story and it left me wanting more!!!!

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