Sissy!: Book One of the Jessica Radford Trilogy

Sissy!: Book One of the Jessica Radford Trilogy

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by Tom Mach
     
 

In 1857, Nellie, a slave girl, is rescued by the Underground Railroad. Five years later, Jessica Radford's parents, who had adopted the girl, are brutally murdered by a border ruffian and Nellie is kidnapped. How does Sissy, Nellie's angel, finally bring Jessica peace on the most brutal battlefield of the Civil War-Lawrence, Kansas?

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In 1857, Nellie, a slave girl, is rescued by the Underground Railroad. Five years later, Jessica Radford's parents, who had adopted the girl, are brutally murdered by a border ruffian and Nellie is kidnapped. How does Sissy, Nellie's angel, finally bring Jessica peace on the most brutal battlefield of the Civil War-Lawrence, Kansas?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974515922
Publisher:
Hill Song Press
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

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Sissy! 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not one to ever read an historical fiction book, but I'm glad I gave Sissy a try. It took me by surprise. It was a very enjoyable read. I understand through reading Tom Mach's novel, that the Civil War was more than just a war about slavery. It was a war that divided families. The North fought for preserving the Union, while the South fought for independence from the United States. I liked Tom Mach's positive take on women through-out this period in history. He describes them as strong and very supportive of their men. I especially liked his character Sissy, the 'make-believe' friend of Nellie, who we later find out, surprisingly, was an actual living being who had died and returned as Nellie's 'guardian angel'. The book was very descriptive and hard to put down. It had suspense, romance, pain, and triumph. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A new prospective on the civil war era! You can experience the hardships, intrigue and love with Jessica and all the other women of this period. The contribution that these women made was truly magnificent. A must read!
McDr More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. Even though the story was fictional,I learned so much about the Civil War and Kansas especially. Highly recommended.