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Series: Heroines Behind the Lines #4
Genres: Christian Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Espionage, Historical Fiction, Romance
Published by River North on March 1, 2015
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Will she follow her convictions and risk everything?
Richmond, Virginia, 1863. Compelled to atone for her slaveholding father, Union loyalist, Sophie Kent, attempts to end the war from within the Confederate capital, 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. Despite the danger, they work with Sophie to betray Rebel authorities while Harrison Caldwell, a Northern freelance journalist, infiltrates the War Department as a clerk.
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. One misstep could land her in prison, or worse. Suspicion hounds her.
Finally, when her espionage endangers the people she loves; she's forced to make a life-and-death gamble.
I’m a big fan of espionage as a genre goes. Contemporary or historical, a bit of espionage intrigues me. Now to put it in the title you know I’m interested! The research that is put into these novels within the Heroines Behind the Lines series is very apparent. Across the board, no matter where I look or who I ask, Jocelyn gets nearly all five stars with the Spy of Richmond. Gritty yet with hope, that’s how I describe her war novels. If you know me, you know I’m not a fan of reading war-time novels, and outside of Jocelyn’s books I haven’t spent much time studying the American Civil War (after all I am a Georgia girl bred and born) but her novels I enjoy and I’m always eager to know what she’ll write next.