October 5, 2013

The Courier of Caswell Hall by Melanie Dobson

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest of review.

The Courier of Caswell Hall by Melanie Dobson
An American Tapestry Book
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780824934262
Published: September 1, 2013

Synopsis: An unlikely spy discovers freedom and love in the midst of the American Revolution.
As 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.

My review: I enjoyed reading this book. One of my favorite time periods to read about is this time period. I think Melanie did  very good job with the history part of this book. Another thing that I liked about this book was that it had romance but not so much that it over took the book or the story. In this book we read about the life struggles of this time period so we can get a feel for what they went through, which was a lot. I have to say I am looking forward to reading more books by this author. Even though this book is a part of the American Tapestries Series you can read this book as a stand alone book. 

About the author: 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.

Connect with Melanie at: http://melaniedobson.com

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1 comment:

  1. I havent read any books by this author yet, but this sounds interesting! =)