Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Book Review: The Courier

An unlikely spy discovers freedom and love in the midst of the American Revolution

The-Courier-of-Caswell-HallAs the British and Continental armies wage war in 1781, the daughter of a wealthy Virginia plantation owner feels conflict raging in her own heart. Lydia Caswell comes from a family of staunch Loyalists, but she cares only about peace. Her friend Sarah Hammond, however, longs to join the fight. Both women’s families have already been divided by a costly war that sets father against son and neighbor against neighbor; a war that makes it impossible to guess who can be trusted.

One snowy night Lydia discovers a wounded man on the riverbank near Caswell Hall, and her decision to save him will change her life. Nathan introduces her to a secret network of spies, couriers, disguises, and coded messages—a network that may be the Patriots’ only hope for winning the war. When British officers take over Caswell Hall and wreak havoc on neighboring plantations, Lydia will have to choose between loyalty and freedom; between her family’s protection and her own heart’s desires.

As both armies gather near Williamsburg for a pivotal battle, both Lydia and Sarah must decide how high a price they are willing to pay to help the men they love.

Part of the American Tapestries™ series: Each standalone novel in this line sets a heart-stirring love story against the backdrop of an epic moment in American history. This is the fifth book in the series.

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Melanie Dobson

Melanie Dobson

Melanie Dobson is the author of twelve novels; her writing has received numerous accolades including two Carol Awards. Melanie worked in public relations for fifteen years before she began writing fiction full-time. Born and raised in the Midwest, she now resides with her husband and two daughters in Oregon.
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A very good historical romance.  A bit of a different twist on the time period, reading about girls who go against the Crown and dare to help the 'enemy'.

Lydia, in most respects, is getting old to marry in her mid 20's and is faithfully waiting for Seth to return from war, but....her parents have other ideas which of course leave Lydia worried.

Sarah, also is helping the enemy, how far will these two girls go, and will they end up being caught....this book sheds a bit of light on the Colonists, what their life was like during the war and how they lived. 

This was a very enjoyable read, Sarah and Lydia are adventurous characters that will keep you well entertained!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Litfuse.

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