Friday, September 27, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway: The Courier of Caswell Hall



Welcome to the blog tour for Melanie Dobson‘s latest release, The Courier of Caswell HallAn unlikely spy discovers freedom and love in the midst of the American Revolution in the newest book in the American Tapestries™ series.
Enter to win 1 of 5 copies of the book!
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Five winners will receive:
  • The Courier of Caswell Hall by Melanie Dobson
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 5th. All winners will be announced October 7th at the Litfuse blog.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit the Litfuse blog on the 7th to see if you won one of the books!



About the book: 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.

Part of the American Tapestries™ series: Each standalone novel in this line sets a heart-stirring love story against the backdrop of an epic moment in American history. This is the fifth book in the series.

Purchase a copy: http://amzn.to/1aLxC9s

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
  
My Review:
This book was not what I expected.  It was filled with such a wonderful story that really brushed up my history lessons.  I really am not sure how accurate or how much is based on actual historical events, but it seemed extremely likely that it could have been very close to real.  The story grips you and makes you want to continue reading.
I definitely recommend this book to everyone who enjoys historical books, especially historical romances.  If you have never read that genre before, this would be a great book to start with!
 
 
I received this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.

 

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