About the book: 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, and 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?
My review: This is a great book! I loved it from the very beginning.
I really loved Abigail, I loved the way she was willing to step up in a time that women were pretty much expected to sit in the corner quietly and work on their sewing. She had opinions, strong ones, and she was willing to express them and even get into trouble for them when she acted on them. I also loved that she was willing to apologize when she needed to. And I loved the way she went out of her way to care for her invalid "aunt," and put herself into danger at the same time, because she believed that it was the right thing to do.
Abby's is the only point of view you see in the book, and she has a great outlook on things. It would have been really fun to see what Gideon's thoughts were, especially when she believed that he was a Tory and against everything she believed in herself. I did love the lengths that he went to to protect Abby in any way he could from the danger that was all around her.
I loved the plot of this one, it's full of danger, intrigue and I loved the romance aspect as well. This is a really well-done, fun book!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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