With Washington’s army, she joined America’s fight for independence…
The night that Addie Valencourt sneaks out to witness the Boston Tea Party, she knows that her world is about to change forever. Soon, the glittering summers in rural Virginia with her cousins and the plush prosperity of her father’s home in Boston are eclipsed by the fight for American independence.
When the British forces lay siege to Boston, Addie’s family is torn in two. Her brothers and her childhood sweetheart Silas leave to become aides to General Washington alongside Alexander Hamilton, while Addie’s English-born, Loyalist father welcomes the British into his home. Just as Addie takes the painful decision to join the fight, she meets enigmatic Scottish Highlander John Traverne. But he’s on the side of the English king, so Addie will not give in to the spark between them.
As the bitter war continues, Addie’s life becomes increasingly bound with the fate of America. When Silas is captured by the British, Addie risks all to search for him, but venturing into enemy territory brings her face to face with her Highlander again, and she must make an impossible choice between love, or the future of her nation…
An epic, emotional and heartbreaking novel about a woman caught in the struggle for a new America.
It seemed as if all of Boston was at Old South Meeting House.CHAPER 1
(@Bookouture, 27 April 2021, 221 pages, ebook, #ARC from the publisher via #NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed, #BlogTour 27 April)
Historical Fiction has become one of my favourite genres over the past year which is odd considering I hardly read it before. I’ve never read any books set during the American Revolutionary War so this was new territory for me. I’ve read and enjoyed other books by the author so expected to like this. I really enjoyed the book. I’ve signed up to do the blog tours for the rest of the trilogy so I look forward to seeing how the characters and storylines develop. The book is quite short but felt so much longer. I really enjoyed reading this.