CFBA Review: Spy of Richmond by:Jocelyn Green
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?
After her mother died, Sophie finds herself in a bind. Her father has tampered with her mothers will before he went off to war. Sophie is now left with a slave, she can’t free until she herself dies. When she begins bringing food to the local prison for the captured Union soldiers, she receives a threatening note. A Confederate officer discovers the fact that she is being threatened and decides to be the one to keep her safe. They begin to court, but apparently that is a bad idea as well, considering what happens next that will blow your mind.
Harrison Caldwell, did all he could in order to get home to Sophie, only to find out she is courting another. Their reunion didn’t quite turn out the way he had planned and this way hurts so badly. Suddenly Harrison is bound and taken to prison, but why? Will Sophie and Harrison come back to each other? Find out in the final addition to the Heroines Behind the Lines series.
Thanks to the author of this series, I was enthralled to the point of being speechless. I love historical fiction and this book definitely fits the bill. An excellent end to the series!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of for my honest review from CFBA.
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