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I Shall Be Near to You - A Novel

Erin Lindsay McCabe

An extraordinary novel about a strong-willed woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight beside her husband, inspired by the letters of a remarkable female soldier who fought 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. When Jeremiah leaves, Rosetta decides her true place is by his side, no matter what that means, and to be with him, she follows him into war. With the army desperate for recruits, Rosetta has no trouble volunteering, although she faces an incredulous husband. Her strong will clashes with Jeremiah's, and their marriage is tested by broken conventions, constant danger, war, and the fear that Rosetta will be discovered. Rich with historical details and inspired by more than 250 documented accounts of the 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.

An extraordinary novel about a strong-willed woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight beside her husband, inspired by the letters of a remarkable female soldier who fought 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. When Jeremiah leaves, Rosetta decides her true place is by his side, no matter what that means, and to be with him, she follows him into war. With the army desperate for recruits, Rosetta has no trouble volunteering, although she faces an incredulous husband. Her strong will clashes with Jeremiah's, and their marriage is tested by broken conventions, constant danger, war, and the fear that Rosetta will be discovered. Rich with historical details and inspired by more than 250 documented accounts of the 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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An extraordinary novel about a strong-willed woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight beside her husband, inspired by the letters of a remarkable female soldier who fought 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. When Jeremiah leaves, Rosetta decides her true place is by his side, no matter what that means, and to be with him, she follows him into war. With the army desperate for recruits, Rosetta has no trouble volunteering, although she faces an incredulous husband. Her strong will clashes with Jeremiah's, and their marriage is tested by broken conventions, constant danger, war, and the fear that Rosetta will be discovered. Rich with historical details and inspired by more than 250 documented accounts of the 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Allyson Ryan

Length:

10h 21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:06


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:07


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

00:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:19


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:20


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:30


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:49


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:20


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:43


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:43


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:47


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:34


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

00:42


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:50


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:46


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:59


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:58


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:04


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:11


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:24


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:04


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

00:23


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:19


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:08


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:13


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:13


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:15


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:54


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:45


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:26


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:17


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:04


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:27


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:42


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:30


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:29


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

09:23


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:09


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

00:46


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:36


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

00:30