Footprints in the Dust

A powerful and heartfelt Ohio Civil War story

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
256 Pages
Reviewed on 09/07/2017
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Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

I was a very willing time traveler as I found myself being transported back in time to the Civil War as I read Footprints in the Dust. This is not a true war story as there was very little of the actual battles being fought in this book, but instead we follow a family living in rural Ohio in the day to day events of their lives. We meet a family of brothers, sisters; their aunt and uncle; as well as all of the neighbors, friends and romantic interests, and I felt as though I was right there with them.

As Footprints in the Dust progresses, the war becomes a reality and each of the young men joins in the fighting; some will return home and some are not so lucky. The women wait at home, trying to run the farm and give each other much needed support. There is more than enough excitement, fun, sorrow and joy as we are entertained by family parties, watching young couples fall in love, mistaken jail sentences, an inheritance going astray, and so much more.

Footprints in the Dust will make the Civil War era come alive as you read. L.E. Hutchinson has written a moving, very realistic portrait of how the people of the Civil War era felt and dealt with the hard times while still finding the good things in life too. This is a must-read for all history buffs and for all who really enjoy a good family saga novel. Footprints in the Dust, in my opinion, is a book well worth reading. Don’t pass it up.