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5.0 out of 5 starsA Family Divided by the Civil War
Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2019
In this most complex and deeply researched of Ruth Ochs Webster's three Civil War novels published by Amazon, dramatic moments arise naturally from family conflicts and personal struggles provoked by the heartbreaking war. A weaving-together of the author's own well-documented genealogy and her sympathetic imagination, Cousins at War carries readers along at a brisk pace that is due to short scenes laced with lively dialogue; and so what may look like a "fat book" can end too soon for those caught up in the stories of people who in fact walked the earth. Ruth Ochs Webster's best work yet.
5.0 out of 5 starsRead the Book - AND Listen to it
Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2021
I had already read (and loved) this book as well as the author's previous books. I also have given them as gifts. My dad loves the series, too.
She really did an excellent job with the research and writing. She puts the reader in the heads and hearts of her characters - characters based on real people. It makes you feel like you are part of the family.
After reading the book, I had the chance to also listen to the audio version. The narrator gave even more life into the characters. There were parts that I may have missed when reading the paperback version, but listening allows EVERY well-placed word to make its mark.
Toe the Mark is a wonderful series - and I look forward to more adventures from this author.
4.0 out of 5 starsRuth Ochs Webster has hit full stride with her latest work
Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2020
Ruth Webster has certainly done her research for this book. I believe her passion to delve into old notes, letters and documents was driven by the fact that her distant relatives lived during this historical time. She has captured the love and hate that divided this young country and some families within, and resolved to bring her narrative to a conclusion that love and forgiveness will always make us stronger. This is an enthusiastic tale that is sure to hold the attention of anyone who enjoys reading the highs and lows of surviving battles and the bonds that formed that helped all to survive. Don’t miss this read. Alan Meyers
I just finished reading Cousins at War, the third in Ruth Ochs Webster's trilogy (Toe the Mark). While covering a dizzying amount of Civil War history, the author succeeded in making the reader care about the characters involved. Their triumphs/tragedies became personal to me! Action, romance, history make this well-written book come alive.