Saturday, May 5, 2012

An Unexpected Page Turner!

Living a gloomy existence in a war-torn town, Quaker-girl Hannah finds herself restless and impatient with her Friend's pacifistic stance on the Revolutionary War. Her insatiable desire for justice is at odds with her family's stringent rules. Guilt presses upon her as she begins to do the unthinkable: spying for the Rebels!

Jeremiah Jones cannot bear to ask for help, much less ask for help from the uppity, self-righteous Quaker girl! But with so many lives in his hand -- the only one he's got left -- he's quickly running out of options.

Siri Mitchell uses double narrative voice which was a wonderful technique. The male narrator (Jeremiah) was so real and lifelike, I couldn't wait to get to the chapters in his voice. The romance developed subtly, through bitter banter and witty quips (which I loved!)without dominating or overpowering the work. Suspense, action, raw emotion and deep faith-probing will keep the pages flying!! It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat.

Thank you to Bethany Publishers for sending me a copy of this book to review. All opinions were mine, and I received no other compensation. I hope they make a miniseries out of this!