Spy of Richmond by Jocelyn Green
Little description: Trust none. Risk all.
Richmond, Virginia, 1863. 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 freelance 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?
Genre: Historical Romance/ Christian Fiction
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My thoughts: 4 stars out of 5
This is the second book that I read written by Jocelyn Green, which is amazing. The stories she write are fully developed, characters maturing from one plot to another… The diversity in the cast of characters, the different angles on the plot and different themes are the stable of this author. She manage to do the great job in descriptions, dialogues… It’s all perfect, even the every side she touches in the story is amazing…She weaves the redemption and hope through her stories, even when her heroes and heroines have struggles and impossible situations. God’s grace and care always carry them through, which is true in our earthly lives. But for me her books a bit tinsy-winsy long, because I love to read it in one gulp….and these books hard to do in one gulp, because they make me think about our freedom and other blessings we have in USA today.
Provided by Moody Publishers as a complementary copy for my opinion and review.