The Courier of Caswell Hall Book Review
Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book for review from Litfuse Publicity. Any and all opinions are my own and have not been influenced.
Title: The Courier of Caswell Hall (American Tapestry Series)
Author: Melanie Dobson
Publisher: Summerside Press
Published: September, 2013
Genre: Historical Fiction
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.
This book is another in the American Tapestry Series and I have to say that I liked these books way more than I expected at first. This book is built around the Revolutionary War era and Dobson did an excellent job marrying the story of the war and the romance between the main characters in the book. If you are a fan of history, you will love being drawn into the story as well as enjoy the historical details in the book. If you aren’t a fan of history this is a great way to enjoy it and not even know you are learning about the history of our country. I just loved Lydia’s character and I felt like she was someone I wanted to know and befriend. These books really show the role women probably played during these pivotal times in history because often women get overlooked when the facts are told. I also liked that this wasn’t just about a simple romance novel but about the difficult decisions that all these characters faced during this time period. I truly have a new appreciation for the past
- The Courier Of Caswell Hall by Melanie Dobson (create-with-joy.com)