This is a week for celebrating! Congratulations to Cherise C. for winning the Pray A to Z cards and stand!
I have to confess, I love, love, love historical fiction. Green is not only a fantastic writer (and an all-around great person) who creates characters you love (and some that you want to hate but can’t decide if you should hate them or feel badly for them), but she is an incredible historical researcher. Her novels are not only filled with page-turning plots and characters, but interesting and true historical events.
Spy of Richmond is the fourth book and thrilling conclusion to her Heroines Behind the Lines series, featuring women and the roles they played during the Civil War. Her main characters are based on real-life women who made incredible sacrifices at great risk during one of the bloodiest wars in our history. (Be sure to check out the entire series here.)
About the book:
Journey through the end of the Civil War with Sophie Kent as she is caught in a tangled web of deception, all in the name of the country she loves.
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 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?
I adore Jocelyn Green. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her in person, sitting in on her workshops at the Breathe Conference, and in general I just really love her as a person. I know you will too.
Use the widget below to enter to win a copy of Spy of Richmond. I’ll announce the winner on Monday. And if you haven’t check out her books yet, go right now and do so! You won’t be disappointed.
(P.S. March is reading month, and I have another fun book giveaway for you on Monday!!)