A beautiful rebel spy and a jaded British officer fight a war of wits and words destined to end in passionate surrender.
A young woman plays a dangerous game as the flirtatious darling of the British Red Coats while being a rebel spy. Elizabeth has turned her sympathy toward the American Revolutionaries, and as the beautiful daughter of a trusted Boston physician, she is welcome at all of the finest British parties. While there, she gathers information and passes it on at the risk of her own life.
Jonathan is a rising star in the British army. He is drawn to the lovely lady with the reputation of a flirt who won't commit to any man. Can a British officer and an American rebel resist the attraction between them for the good of their countries, and should they?
J.M. Hochstetler tells the story of Daughter of Liberty in a style I love. She takes fictional characters and sets them at critical moments in history to describe events through their eyes. Daughter of Liberty sets Elizabeth and Jonathan into the middle of the battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. I now know more about those first battles of the American Revolution than I ever learned in history class.
I've long believed that history in school should be taught through fiction. Instead, history is taught with the dry textbook style of memorizing dates, places, and names -- something guaranteed to suck all the fun out of it.
Great historical moments are always fraught with tension, life and death, heroism, sacrifice and passion. A novel can catch all of the natural drama while still delivering the facts.
Daughter of Liberty is the first in a series of novels by Hochstetler about the Revolution. I can't wait for more. Mary Connealy, Christian Book Previews.com
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