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Review and Giveaway: Spy of Richmond by Jocelyn Green March 9, 2015

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 3:34 pm
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This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Spy of Richmond
River North (March 1, 2015)
Jocelyn Green


Jocelyn Green is a child of God, wife and mom living in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She is also an award-winning journalist, author, editor and blogger. Though she has written nonfiction on a variety of topics, her name is most widely recognized for her ministry to military wives: Faith Deployed. Her passion for the military family was fueled by her own experience as a military wife, and by the dozens of interviews she has conducted with members of the military for her articles and books, Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives and its sequel, Faith Deployed…Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives. She is also co-author of both Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front (forthcoming, May 2012). Her Faith Deployed Web site and Facebook page continue to provide ongoing support, encouragement and resources for military wives worldwide.


Trust none. Risk all.
Richmond, Virginia, 1863. Compelled to atone for the sins of her slaveholding father, Union loyalist Sophie Kent risks everything to help end the war from within the Confederate capital and abolish slavery forever. But she can’t do it alone.
Former slave Bella Jamison sacrifices her freedom to come to Richmond, where her Union soldier husband is imprisoned, and her twin sister still lives in bondage in Sophie’s home. Though it may cost them their lives, they work with Sophie to betray Rebel authorities. Harrison Caldwell, a Northern freelance journalist who escorts Bella to Richmond, infiltrates the War Department as a clerk-but is conscripted to defend the city’s fortifications.

As Sophie’s spy network grows, she walks a tightrope of deception, using her father’s position as newspaper editor and a suitor’s position in the ordnance bureau for the advantage of the Union. One misstep could land her in prison, or worse. Suspicion hounds her until she barely even trusts herself. When her espionage endangers the people she loves, she makes a life-and-death gamble.

Will she follow her convictions even though it costs her everything-and everyone-she holds dear?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Spy of Richmond, go HERE.

My thoughts and giveaway:

Oh, this has all the things you need for a great Civil War novel. Mystery, secrets, romance, it’s all here.

Novel’s set in the Civil War are one of my favorites and this book wasn’t an exception.

This is Jocelyn’s final book in this series and I have enjoyed them all. However, they can all be read as stand-alone novels, so you won’t feel lost if you haven’t read the others and start with this one.

I adored Sophie’s heart. She wants to do what is right and is willing to risk everything for it. This alone kept me on the edge of my seat. But then Jocelyn adds so many other wonderful characters to round out this story. Each having an important part in this story line.

The constant question of who Sophie could trust and who was following her and leaving threatening notes was another great aspect of this story.

If you enjoy historical fiction I think this is a book you should pick up.

Visit Jocelyn here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Books-A-Million or you favorite retailer.

Leave a comment by March 18th for you chance to be entered to win copy. (U.S. residents only. I am not responsible for replacing books that are lost in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.


23 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Spy of Richmond by Jocelyn Green”

  1. Pam K. Says:

    I have read all the other books in this series; they are so good! I appreciate all the time Jocelyn spends researching to get all the details right. I also appreciate the maps in the front of some of the books; that is so helpful. I’m looking forward to reading Spy of Richmond and am grateful to have a chance to win it here. It’s always a bit sad to finish a well-loved series but I’m confident that Jocelyn will be writing more books that I’ll enjoy just as well.

  2. Melissa B. Says:

    A book of mystery and secrets sounds great to me!

  3. Deanna S Says:

    I do enjoy a great Civil War novel. Mystery, secrets, romance, it’s just what I look for too 🙂
    dkstevensneAToutlookD oTcO M

  4. Melanie Backus Says:

    I think this book sounds wonderful and the cover is mesmerizing!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  5. Jennifer Bretsch Says:

    This book sounds like such a great read. I love Civil War stories. I have this series on my to-be-read list and can’t wait to read them. Thanks for the great review and giveaway!

  6. Patty Says:

    I’ve not read the other books in the series, but would love to add this to my collection!


  7. wendynewcomb Says:

    Thank you for the chance to win “Spy of Richmond”, I have the others in my TBR pile and would love to have this one.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  8. Would love to win this one. Have read the other books in the series and have loved them all!

  9. Beth C Says:

    I always enjoy Civil War era books. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

  10. Laura Drumb Says:

    I have enjoyed her other books and sure hope I can win this one! Thanks for allowing this chance & for sharing about what sounds like another great book from Jocelyn Green!

  11. Jocelyn is such a good writer and she always has such interesting characters and situations!

    Hugs, Amada (

  12. Karen G. Says:

    I’ve read the first book, the second book is in my tbr pile. Would love to win and read Spy of Richmond. Thank you for the chance.

  13. lib1lady Says:

    We have the first 2 books in the series in the church library. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win this book.

  14. Brenda Murphree Says:

    Love to win this book! Love the Civil War Era!

  15. Pam Lunsford Says:

    I have seen the other books and can’t wait to buy them and read the whole series.
    Thank you so much for the giveaways. I hope to read lots of books by you. God has blessed you with a talent to spread God all over the USA. That is awesome!
    pam1lunsford ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

  16. I am so glad this book is out now. It has been highly anticipated by me. I’ve read the other books in the series and they are fabulous ! Civil war fiction is my favorite. I very much appreciate the research that she puts into her books to make them so accurate. I love the maps and I really feel as though I am there experiencing her books in person, they are just that great. I hope to be reading this one soon. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity !

  17. Maryann Says:

    I love reading historicals and I love the Civil War time period. Jocelyn is a new author to me and I would love to read this book. Sounds like a great series!

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