Monday, January 23, 2017

Book Review & Giveaway for Petticoat Spy

I love historical fiction and Carol Warburton's new novel, Petticoat Spy, is amazing. It's set right before the Revolutionary War and is so realistic, you'll feel like you're experiencing the events right along with the characters. (Be sure to scroll down to enter the giveaway!)

We meet Abigail Stowell, a headstrong girl who's experienced loss and uncertainty in her young life. Living twenty miles outside of Boston has not shielded them from the injustice of the taxes Britain has imposed and the unrest it causes. Abigail's father is right in the thick of it, and when a stranger named Gideon comes to town, he makes her question all she knew. Soon, Abigail is caught up in events that could change the tide as war looms on the horizon, but more importantly, the risks she takes, change her as a person.

I was thoroughly enthralled with this novel. The historical events were presented in the context of a normal family's life, and made it seem like the reader was right there. I never felt like I was reading a history book and couldn't wait to see what would happen next for Abigail. The author draws you in and keeps you captive with her intricately woven tale of how an ordinary woman found the strength and courage to do the extraordinary thing. I also loved Gideon as the hero of the story and really wanted to see if anything would, or could, happen between them since there was so much danger! I won't give away any spoilers, but I thought the author handled their story particularly well, both believable and adventurous.

This is one historical fiction that will have you on the edge of your seat. Don't miss it!

You can download your Kindle copy here

Here's the back copy:

Colonial Massachusetts, 1775

Abigail Stowell is a rarity for her time. The comely young woman is educated, outspoken, and attuned to the charged political climate around her. She is a staunch Patriot. In short, she is a rebel. So when Gideon Whitlock, an avowed Tory, rides into her village, Abby is not only put off by his politics and arrogance but is also annoyed by her undeniable attraction to him.

When she observes a clandestine meeting between her Patriot father and Gideon, Abby soon realizes that in a world divided by loyalties, not everything is as it seems. Soon she is drawn deeper into political intrigue than she ever dreamed possible. And just as feelings begin to heat up between Abby and Gideon, the shot heard round the world ignites the beginning of war between the colonists and the British redcoats. There is no time for hesitation, and Abby finds herself thrust into a world of intrigue, treachery, and terror. Lives hang in the balance, and Abby will stop at nothing to support the Patriot movement—but will her allegiance to the cause mean losing the man she loves?

This book is on blog tour! Scroll down to see the blog roll and what others thought of the book and to enter the giveaway!


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