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Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Turning of Anne Merrick by Christine Blevins

I have read very little of American History and it has never been a full novel of it. There are generally references to such history as part of some story but this was more or less the whole story - which made it different. Sri Lanka has been a colony first of the Portuguese, then the Dutch and finally the British so that even our history has been linked much more to Europe than to anywhere else. Nice to have a change of reading.

Anne is a widow of a Tory printer joins the British army on the pretext of selling sundries in the paper and writing letters line but with the ultimate idea of spying on the army for the Patriots who are fighting the British in America.  In the rebel force is Jack whom Anne is in love with. The story evolves around Anne's methods of successfully infiltrating the camp, being very much part of the British Army whilst it moves and obtaining vital information which could be used to the detriment of the British Army.

Quite a bit of intrigue, very descriptive and lots of romance makes this a bit different to my usual reading. One I enjoyed. This book was a win for me from Joanne from Books, Belles and Beaux. Thanks Joanne.


  1. Same with me, for some reason I have not read many books set in that place and time.

    It sure sounds good though

  2. I really enjoyed this one too!