Stitch of Courage Tells a Woman's Point of View About the Civil War Battles

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As we observe the 150th anniversary of the 1863 Civil War battles, we remember the soldiers fighting on the battlefields, but what about the women left at home, worrying about the family members that were in the midst of these fights? The book Stitch of Courage by Linda K. Hubalek gives a perspective of what the pioneer women went through while surviving alone, and worrying about their kinfolk.

The book Stitch of Courage by Linda K. Hubalek features pioneer woman Maggie Pieratt as she writes about the Civil War and how it affects her family and community.

Stitch of Courage by Linda K. Hubalek

You feel the uncertainty, doubt and danger faced by these pioneer women as they defend their lives and property, and pray for their men during the Civil War.

As we observe the 150th anniversary of the 1863 Civil War battles, like Gettysburg, we remember the soldiers fighting on the battlefields. The book Stitch of Courage by Linda K. Hubalek portrays the women left at home during this time frame, hearing about the Civil War battles and worrying about the family members that were in the midst of these fights.

This historical fiction book, Stitch of Courage, is based on true stories of the author's ancestors and written in the form of letters that draw you into the emotions of a young woman during these turbulent times.

Although the Civil War mainly took place in the Eastern part of the United States, the Plains states also endured their share of battles and tragedy. Not only did Kansas and Missouri experience a resurgence in the terrorist raids that plagued them in the years before the War, but the Confederate Army tried several times to sweep across the Great Plains and capture the West.

"In letters to her sister, Maggie Kennedy Pieratt describes how she and her female relatives fight bravely to protect their families at home while not knowing whether their men were alive or dead on some faraway battlefield," said author Linda Hubalek.

"The women had to feed their families, and keep the farms and businesses going while their providers and protectors were away. Through the story's narrative you feel the uncertainty, doubt and danger faced by these pioneer women as they defend their lives and property, and pray for their men during the Civil War."

For stories about the pioneer woman's perspective of the Civil War, please be sure to read Linda K. Hubalek’s historical fiction books, Stitch of Courage, Trail of Thread and Thimble of Soil. These books (also in ebook form) are available in stores, or online at Amazon.com, BN.com, or ButterfieldBooks.com.

About Butterfield Books Inc.:
Founded in 1994, Butterfield Books Inc. publishes and promotes books about Kansas and its pioneer history. The company is located in Lindsborg, Kansas, known as "Little Sweden USA."

About Linda K. Hubalek:
Author Linda K. Hubalek writes books about the pioneer women who made Kansas their home. Her books are published by Butterfield Books Inc. and they include the Trail of Thread, the Butter in the Well, and the Planting Dreams series.

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