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