2017, 296p, Clean Historical Suspense/Romance
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way
Colonial Massachusetts, 1775
Abigail Stowell is a rarity for her time. The comely young woman is educated, outspoken, and attuned to the charged political climate around her. She is a staunch Patriot. In short, she is a rebel. So when Gideon Whitlock, an avowed Tory, rides into her village, Abby is not only put off by his politics and arrogance but is also annoyed by her undeniable attraction to him.
When she observes a clandestine meeting between her Patriot father and Gideon, Abby soon realizes that in a world divided by loyalties, not everything is as it seems. Soon she is drawn deeper into political intrigue than she ever dreamed possible. And just as feelings begin to heat up between Abby and Gideon, the shot heard round the world ignites the beginning of war between the colonists and the British redcoats. There is no time for hesitation, and Abby finds herself thrust into a world of intrigue, treachery, and terror. Lives hang in the balance, and Abby will stop at nothing to support the Patriot movement—but will her allegiance to the cause mean losing the man she loves?
This is one of my favorite time periods to read about and I loved this book! Tensions are high in Boston as the Liberty Men are bent on revolution. The colonists are taking sides. Abigail meets Gideon early on and believes he is on the opposing side. She witnesses a meeting that has her thinking twice about all she thought she knew. She then figures out a way to be helpful and has to determine if it's worth the risk.
Abigail was intelligent and brave. She was passionate about helping the rebels and wanted to be closer to Gideon so she came up with a plan. It was dangerous and plenty could go wrong but she was determined to see it through. I enjoyed the book from the beginning, but at this point, I was hooked and couldn't read it fast enough to see what would happen. There was a lot of suspense and tension and her life depended on her playing her part to perfection.
This book is full of great characters! I didn't like all of them but enjoyed getting to know each one of them. There are characters to cheer for and against. There's plenty of action and suspense, and the romance is sweet. It's a great read for anyone that enjoys clean, historical romance!
About the Author:
If, like a cat, I had nine lives, I would live eight of them in the past. When I was young, I loved to dress up in long skirts and pretend I lived in olden times and had wonderful adventures. As an adult, I put my heroines in my historical novels in long skirts and take them on adventures all over the world as they are rescued by aborigines, help a slave escape to freedom, or become a spy. My imagination still whispers tales to me, and who knows what wonderful adventures and plots I'll come up with next maybe the fate of a young woman who is born on the night of an eerie moon eclipse!
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