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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Allegiance to Alsace by Marta Anne Tice

1804 in the backdrop of Napoleon's victories over all countries he roars through we have Anna Liese daughter of a wine maker. She is horrified at the progress of Napoleon and the damage he is causing throughout Europe but she knows that dissention carries a heavy price as well. Discovering that her father is actually a spy and working against Napoleon strengthens her resolve to do whatever she could in the smallest way possible to stop the tide but her mother and Uncle are very much pro Napoleon and are only interested in bettering themselves in whatever way possible. When romance also happens in Anna Liese life she is very confused because Hans her lately found love is very much in Napoleon's army and very much following his principles. It is only much later that she comes to know that he is secretly woring with her father as well. The story of romance on Anna Liese's part, her elopement with Hans ending with his death, her imprisonment as a suspected spy and her later rescue and marriage set against the war waged by Napoleon also in the background of a working winery added so many strands of interest to the story. The history part of the story was also detailed and interesting especially when added to the wine industry and the workings of a winery at the time. Sent by BQB Publishing for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.


  1. I do generally enjoy historical fiction and this sounds like one that I might read. Thanks for the review.

  2. This sounds really interesting. I haven't read too many historical novels in this setting.