This review was supposed to be part of a blog tour, but I missed it. I kept waiting and waiting and waiting for the book to arrive in the mail. I’m not sure how it happened but it was sent to me as a digital download. I usually request print books because I really like to feel of holding a book in my hands. In any event, by the time I had figured out that it was a ebook, I didn’t have time to read it and join the tour. Not being very technology savvy, it took me a while to figure out how to download it to my kindle. I finally figured it out so hopefully, if I get another ebook download, I’ll know what to do.
I enjoyed this book. The historical setting was really interesting, It is set in the Revolutionary war days but not in the usual setting of New England. It is set in the south and involves the relationships between the Spanish, French and the American patriots. This is a story of spies, intrigue, family tension, the effects of slavery, secrets and love. There is plenty of swashbuckling action set amid decadent balls and house parties. The author’s description of life in a busy eighteenth century seaport makes you feel like you’re there.
The only problem I had with this book is the author’s use of French and Spanish terms. The reader is left to translate.
You can read an excerpt HERE http://assets.bakerpublishinggroup.com/processed/book-resources/files/Excerpt_9780800721985.pdf?1421782331
This is from the publisher’s website:
“Torn between loyalties to family and flag, one young woman is about to discover that her most important allegiance is to her heart.
It is 1776, and all along the eastern seaboard the American struggle for independence rages. But in the British-held southern port of Mobile, Alabama, the conflict brewing is much quieter--though no less deadly.
Lyse Lanier may be largely French in heritage, but she spends most of her time in the company of the ebullient daughter of the British commander of Mobile. When a charming young Spanish merchant docks in town, Lyse is immediately struck by his easy wit and flair for the dramatic. But is he truly who he makes himself out to be? Spies abound, and Spain has yet to choose a side in the American conflict. Is Lyse simply an easy mark for Rafael Gonzalez to exploit? Or are his overtures of love as genuine as Spanish gold?
With spectacular detail that brings the cultural gumbo of the Colonial Gulf Coast alive, Beth White invites you to step into a world of intrigue and espionage from a little-known slice of the American Revolutionary War.”
If you enjoy reading historical romances set in this time period, I would recommend adding this book to your library.