1776. Addie’s world has changed beyond recognition. From her privileged position amongst Boston’s elite, she has embraced a dangerous new life with the American Revolutionary Army. While childhood sweetheart Silas risks all on the front lines, Addie waits anxiously for news. And when Silas does not return from the Battle of Monmouth, her worst fears come true.
Without thinking, Addie takes a horse and scours the now-calm battlefield for Silas, until word arrives that he has been captured by the British. And worse, by the troop of Scottish Highlanders led by the brooding general John Traverne. Addie hasn’t seen the powerfully built Loyalist soldier since she chose the Revolutionary cause over her own heart, and hearing his name sends butterflies to her stomach, even as she is filled with worry for Silas.
Disregarding her own safety, Addie leaves Washington’s camp and travels deep into enemy territory, determined to bring Silas home. But when she comes face to face with John Traverne once more, the feelings she has tried so hard to bury resurface and she must choose between the man she has pledged her life to, and the man whose dark eyes haunt her dreams. When Addie finally returns to her own camp, she carries a secret that could cost her everything she has fought for…
The second part of the spellbinding, emotional trilogy about enduring love and heartbreaking secrets amidst the birth of America. Readers who adored My Dear Hamilton and Flight of the Sparrow will love America’s Wife.
Those of you that have been following my blog from the start will know how much I love Celeste De Blasis’ books, so when given the opportunity to be a part of this blog tour I jumped at the chance.
America’s wife is the second instalment in this fantastic series, and we find ourselves being acquainted with Addie, a character I came to love dearly in the first book. Addie is far from the privileged life she previously led, as now she has fully accepted her place within the American Revolutionary Army, a lifestyle that certainly comes with it’s fair share of danger and uncertainty.
With her childhood sweetheart Silas out fighting on the front line, all Addie can do is anxiously await news of his safe return, but when he fails to return from the battle of Monmouth, Addie finds herself having to face her worst fears. Without giving her own safety a seconds thought, Addie knows she has to go and find Silas herself, as she can’t possibly rest with the uncertainty of it all. As she takes herself of in search of her beloved, she finds herself coming face to face with John Traverne, a man who she has never quite been able to forget. Addie now finds herself in the impossible position of choosing between two men who hold a place in her heart.
This is one of those books that nestles it’s way in to your heart as soon as you open the cover. The characters are so well developed and leap out of the pages as you read this story, allowing you to really feel as though you are experiencing it all alongside them. The storyline flows perfectly, with plenty of drama and a hint of romance thrown in to the mix, this book had everything I could possibly want from a historical fiction!.
Wonderfully written and packed with emotion, this is another absolute beauty of a book by one of my all time favourite authors.
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About the Author
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.
*Thank you to Sarah Hardy, Bookouture and Celeste De Blasis for providing me with a gifted ARC of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*