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ABOUT THE BOOK
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?
“Soldiers who had endured four years of privation and battle died in a moat, at the hands of an enemy they could not see, for a cause that they could now win. The living stumbled and scrambled over those who fell, searching frantically for a place to get into the fort.” (p. 389)
The Civil War was so very, very brutal. Jocelyn Green captures the nuance of the loyalties that caused families to rip asunder in violence. Sophie Kent chooses to become a spy, and her choice costs her greatly. Being courted by a Confederate soldier doesn’t simplify anything – at all. And the lives of the slaves…so very horrific….and yet they risk everything for their freedom!
Jocelyn doesn’t miss any detail in this story, and time and time again, your heart pounds in anticipation of being discovered, of being betrayed, of hurting those you have come to care about. You literally see this War from every conceivable angle. And you see FAITH at in its most raw form. A faith that had to hang on with there was nothing to hang onto!!
This is a powerful look into the double edged sword that was the Civil War. May our faith be strengthened with the example of our forefathers? May we be ever as faithful!!
If you would like to read the first chapter of Spy of Richmond, go HERE.