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River North (March 1, 2015)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jocelyn Green is a child of God, wife and mom living in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She is also an award-winning journalist, author, editor and blogger. Though she has written nonfiction on a variety of topics, her name is most widely recognized for her ministry to military wives: Faith Deployed. Her passion for the military family was fueled by her own experience as a military wife, and by the dozens of interviews she has conducted with members of the military for her articles and books, Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives and its sequel, Faith Deployed...Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives. She is also co-author of both Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front (forthcoming, May 2012). Her Faith Deployed Web site and Facebook page continue to provide ongoing support, encouragement and resources for military wives worldwide.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Trust none. Risk all.
Richmond, Virginia, 1863. Compelled to atone for the sins of her slaveholding father, Union loyalist Sophie Kent risks everything to help end the war from within the Confederate capital and abolish slavery forever. But she can't do it alone.
Former slave Bella Jamison sacrifices her freedom to come to Richmond, where her Union soldier husband is imprisoned, and her twin sister still lives in bondage in Sophie's home. Though it may cost them their lives, they work with Sophie to betray Rebel authorities. Harrison Caldwell, a Northern freelance journalist who escorts Bella to Richmond, infiltrates the War Department as a clerk-but is conscripted to defend the city's fortifications.
As Sophie's spy network grows, she walks a tightrope of deception, using her father's position as newspaper editor and a suitor's position in the ordnance bureau for the advantage of the Union. One misstep could land her in prison, or worse. Suspicion hounds her until she barely even trusts herself. When her espionage endangers the people she loves, she makes a life-and-death gamble.
Will she follow her convictions even though it costs her everything-and everyone-she holds dear?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Spy of Richmond, go HERE.
When a series is good, I always hate to say good-bye. Spy of Richmond is the fourth and final book in Jocelyn Green's "Heroes Behind the Lines" Civil War series. In my opinion, it is the best in the series.
I truly appreciate Ms. Green's strong and well developed characters. They are faced with decisions that could put their lives in danger as well as endangering the lives of their loved ones but they press on. Ms. Green allows the reader to feel the emotions along with the character instead of just telling the reader what the character is feeling. The reader is drawn in and becomes one with the story. Masterful job Ms. Green.
Spy of Richmond is based on the spy rings that were prevalent in Richmond during the Civil War. Sophie Kent, the heroine, creates a spy network knowing that one error could land her in prison and could result in her death. But she has a heart for the Union and a strong desire to see slavery abolished and that is what spurs her on to help the Union even though she live in Confederate territory. It is obvious, in all four books, that Ms. Green has done her research as all four books are packed with historical fact.
I was pulled into the story from the very beginning and stayed engaged until I turned the very last page. Job well done Ms. Green!
I would highly recommend Spy of Richmond to anyone who loves reading a good clean historical novel.
I would like to thank Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and River North for my copy of Spy of Richmond. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review.
On a 5-Star scale - 5 Stars!!!!!
Smiles & Blessings,