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When Emery Jones, an idealistic Confederate soldier, finally captures a Union soldier after a long standoff, he comes to respect his adversary on the trek to the infamous Andersonville prison and vows that he will be safe. When Emery meets Dance Pickett, an aristocratic Southern militiaman and the estranged son of a famous father, he discovers a kindred soul who believes that the Union prisoners are also God’s children. Violet Stiles, who has devised a way to make much-needed buttons for the Confederate soldiers, goes to Andersonville seeking a shipment of supplies, and sees starving, dying, and dead Union soldiers. Appalled that her beloved father, a physician who volunteers there, hasn’t done more, she decides to form a group to feed the prisoners, only to discover that doing the right thing can have unexpectedly difficult repercussions. Groot’s three young Southern protagonists find friendship and love in the midst of adversity as they follow the moral path, even though it may mean death and dishonor. Groot’s (Stones of My Accusers, 2004) well-researched, inspirational historical tale, with its frank depiction of the atrocities at Andersonville and realistic portrayal of characters who question what it truly means to be Christian, will be compelling and memorable for a diverse audience. --Diana Tixier Herald
"The Sentinels of Andersonville is Tracy Groot's beautifully written retelling of an age-old story of the triumph of compassion in the midst of horror and evil. Set in and around the Andersonville Prison, the lives of three Southerners converge as they plot to save a friend. Transformation and redemption are at the heart of The Sentinels of Andersonville. Tracy Groot proves to be first-rate storyteller." New York Times Best-Selling Author, Robert Hicks, The Widow of the South and A Separate Country
"A poignant, heartwarming story of how human kindness and the willingness to take risks can make a difference."
Groot’s characters are true-to-life but, except for Lew Gann, I’m not sure I like them. Except for him, we never see the Union side either. Read morePublished 13 days ago by AslansLily
The author tried to grab not only the time, but also the feeling of misery and challenge that faced decent people. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Patricia D.
If you love historical fiction that incorporates true facts in the story then this is the book for you. Read morePublished 17 days ago by D. Lester
I have been to Andersonville and found the book to be a very realistic portrayal of the camp. It followed very closely what was presented in the on-site museum.Published 19 days ago by Mary Busse
Sentinels of Andersonville Review
A true account of one of the atrocious chapters in American history and an event which will haunt the American conscious of forever,... Read more
This was a difficult book to read both due to the writing style and the content. I tried to put it down but did not. It is interesting but a head book to read.Published 29 days ago by Renee Abernathy