#Book Review: America’s Daughter

BOOK DESCRIPTION

With Washington’s army, she joined America’s fight for independence…

1773. The night that Addie Valencourt sneaks out to witness the Boston Tea Party, she knows that her world is about to change forever. Soon, the love and security of her tight-knit family is torn apart by the fight for American independence.

When the British lay siege to Boston, Addie’s English-born father welcomes them into his home, while her childhood sweetheart Silas leaves to join General Washington. Addie is determined to follow him when she meets Scottish Highlander John Traverne. The frowning, dark-haired soldier is unlike anyone she has ever known, and he interests her more than he should. But any future with a man on the opposite side of this fight is impossible…

As the bitter war continues, Addie’s life becomes increasingly bound with the fate of America. When Silas is captured by the British, she risks all to search for him, but venturing into enemy territory brings her face to face with her Highlander again. Now Addie must make an impossible choice between what her heart is telling her, and protecting the secrets—and even the very lives—of the Patriots on the dangerous front line…

The first part of an epic, emotional and heartbreaking trilogy about a woman caught in the struggle for a new America. Readers who love My Dear Hamilton and Flight of the Sparrow will be swept away by America’s Daughter.

BOOK REVIEW

This is the beautiful, gripping story of a family torn apart by differing political beliefs and allegiances during the American Revolution. Addie’s brothers support the Revolution while her father welcomes the British into their home. Her sweetheart, Silas, goes to fight for General Washington, but then Addie meets Scottish Highlander John Traverne, to whom she is attracted, but he is on the opposite side of the fight.

Addie’s struggle to deal with the conflicting allegiances of her family versus her own beliefs is beautifully written. The captivating writing of Celeste De Blasis draws you into the story immediately, and it is hard to put down. The conflict in Addie’s heart between two very different men with different ideas is intriguing. This is a gripping look at a very real issue during the American Revolution, as families were often divided by conflicting beliefs. America’s Daughter is the first book in the America’s Daughter Trilogy. I would recommend it to anyone interested in the American Revolution or historical romance. This is an absolute steal at 99 cents on Amazon right now.

I received a free copy of this book via the publisher, Bookouture. My review is voluntary and my opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Celeste De Blasis

Millions of readers have fallen under the spell of the lush, enthralling and bestselling novels by Celeste De Blasis. Tales of adventure and romance set against the sweep of history—all are storytelling at its finest. After graduating from Pomona College, Celeste devoted her life to impeccable research and spellbinding writing. A native Californian, Celeste grew up on the historic Kemper Campbell Ranch in the Mojave Desert, where she lived until her death in 2001. Her trilogy, America’s Daughter, is now available in ebook for the first time.

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