The Courier of Caswell Hall is a touching story of romance and sacrifice set against the backdrop of the American Revolution. It provides an intriguing look at the kinds of personal struggles and difficult decisions families and individuals were forced to make at that crucial time in our country's history.
Historical fiction is a genre that I am coming to enjoy more and more, and this was my first journey into this particular time period. The history lesson woven into such a compelling story filled with rich characters made for a very enjoyable read. This is the first book I've read by Melanie Dobson, but I hope it will not be my last. She hooked me from the very beginning with a touching prologue that gently invited me into the story of Lydia and Nathan. The twists and turns of so many joys and sorrows held my interest to the last page.
Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
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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
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.
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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