Spotlight: Sisters of Shiloh by Kathy & Becky Hepinstall


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Publication Date: March 3, 2015

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Formats:

Hardcover, Ebook Pages: 256

Genre: Historical Fiction

A best-selling novelist enlists her own sister to bring us the story of two Southern sisters, disguised as men, who join the Confederate Army—one seeking vengeance on the battlefield, the other finding love.

In a war that pitted brother against brother, two sisters choose their own battle. Joseph and Thomas are fresh recruits for the Confederate Army, daring to join the wild fray that has become the seemingly endless Civil War, sharing everything with their fellow soldiers—except the secret that would mean their undoing: they are sisters.

Before the war, Joseph and Thomas were Josephine and Libby. But that bloodiest battle, Antietam, leaves Libby to find her husband, Arden, dead. She vows vengeance, dons Arden’s clothes, and sneaks off to enlist with the Stonewall Brigade, swearing to kill one Yankee for every year of his too-short life. Desperate to protect her grief-crazed sister, Josephine insists on joining her. Surrounded by flying bullets, deprivation, and illness, the sisters are found by other dangers: Libby is hurtling toward madness, haunted and urged on by her husband’s ghost; Josephine is falling in love with a fellow soldier. She lives in fear both of revealing their disguise and of losing her first love before she can make her heart known to him.

In her trademark “vibrant” (Washington Post Book World) and “luscious” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) prose, Kathy Hepinstall joins with her sister Becky to show us the hopes of love and war, the impossible-to-sever bonds of sisterhood, and how what matters most can both hurt us and heal us.

Praise for Sisters of Shiloh

“The Hepinstall sisters provide a fascinating glimpse into Civil War life from an unconventional perspective.” –Kirkus

“The very best historical fiction delivers us into another time and place. In Sisters of Shiloh, Kathy and Becky Hepinstall plunge us so deeply into a complete and vividly rendered world of Civil War battlefields and Confederate campsites, we can smell the gun powder and taste the metallic tinge of fear along with their remarkable heroines.” –Janis Cooke Newman, author of Mary

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About the Authors

02_Author Kathy Hepinstall

Kathy Hepinstall grew up outside of Houston, Texas. Kathy is the best-selling author of The House of Gentle Men, The Absence of Nectar and Blue Asylum She is an award-winning creative director and advertising writer. She currently resides in Santa Barbara, California with her husband. Visit Kathy’s Blog.

03_Author Becky Hepinstall

Becky Hepinstall grew up outside of Houston, Texas. She holds a degree in History from the University of Texas in Austin, and currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband, a Navy pilot, and their four children.

Sisters of Shiloh Blog Tour Schedule

Tuesday, March 3

Review & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Review & Giveaway at The Book Binder’s Daughter

Wednesday, March 4

Review at Flashlight Commentary

Thursday, March 5

Interview at Flashlight Commentary

Review & Giveaway at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book

Friday, March 6

Review & Giveaway at Unshelfish

Saturday, March 7

Review & Giveaway at The Maiden’s Court

Monday, March 9

Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, March 10

Guest Post at A Literary Vacation

Review & Interview at Books and Benches

Spotlight at Layered Pages

Wednesday, March 11

Review at Beth’s Book Nook

Thursday, March 12

Review & Giveaway at A Literary Vacation

Interview & Giveaway at Forever Ashley

Friday, March 13

Review at 100 Pages a Day

Monday, March 16

Guest Post & Giveaway at Mina’s Bookshelf

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