Decatur, Illinois is the setting of the three novellas herein. They each reference related characters and that nicely carries one story to another. At the heart of the book is a telling of the outreach by a community on the rail line which carried a hospital train on its way to Chicago with soldiers wounded in the Civil War. When the train passes through Decatur, the families of the town bring hot meals, warm blankets and encouragement to the wounded. The three stories introduce us to town characters and their stories, more so than the wounded soldiers. It’s an interesting look into that period of history and how one town helped bring comfort during a terrible time. The stories were each unique and enjoyable.
Thanks to Barbour Books for providing me a copy to read and review in my own words.