Saturday, March 30, 2013

Review--The Turncoat

The Turncoat: Renegades of the RevolutionThe Turncoat: Renegades of the Revolution by Donna Thorland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The American Revolution and early republic fascinate me. So many things hinged on small occurrences and great individuals for the new nation to be born, and to survive. The men and women who created America are more than figures in paintings or on currency, they're people who pledged "our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor".

Sometimes, however, that honor clashes with the reality of warfare and spycraft. Rebel Kate Grey learns this when she crosses paths with Major Peter Tremayne, Lord Sancreed. Kate will do anything to help the revolution, despite her attraction to Sancreed. As the months pass and the conflict grows these adversaries will have to determine what matters most to them, and how far they're willing to go for their countries--and for love.

The characters in The Turncoat are complex and well-drawn, including the villains. The research and writing will delight fans of historical fiction, and I'm eagerly looking forward to Thorland's next novel for more of this fresh look at the founding of the American nation.

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