About the Book:
Mercy Lytton is a lady like none other. Raised amongst the Mohawks, she straddles two cultures, yet each are united in one cause. . .to defeat the French. Born with a rare gift of unusually keen eyesight, she is chosen as a scout to accompany a team of men on a dangerous mission. Yet it is not her life that is threatened. It is her heart. Condemned as a traitor, Elias Dubois faces the gallows. At the last minute, he is offered his freedom if he consents to accompany a stolen shipment of French gold to a nearby fort—but he is the one they stole it from in the first place. It turns out that the real thief is the beguiling woman, Mercy Lytton, for she steals his every waking thought. Can love survive divided loyalties in a backcountry wilderness?
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book for several reasons. First, the plot was intriguing, kept me guessing, and involved several twists and turns. I love the spy angle with Elias's character which of course brought the elements of surprise, danger, and deception into the plot line! Second, this story is full of lovable characters. Matthew was one of my favorites and was so endearing with his fatherly protection and sage advice. Livvy was a surprise addition to the cast a little later in the book that you just couldn't help but grin over! And of course there's Elias and Mercy which brings me to favorite reason #3- the romance. These two had chemistry from the start and the romantic tension was high throughout the book. I loved their bantering and even their stubbornness! As the story progressed and their feelings for each other deepened, a sweet and tender romance surfaced bringing all of the soul-satisfying moments romantics like me look for in a good love story! My favorite segment thus far in the Daughters of the Mayflower series!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. A review was not required but was voluntary and contains my own thoughts and opinions.
Michelle Griep has been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She seeks to glorify God in all that she writes—except for that graffiti phase she went through as a teenager. She resides in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where she teaches history and writing classes for a local high school co-op. An Anglophile at heart, she runs away to England every chance she gets, under the guise of research. Really, though, she’s eating excessive amounts of scones while rambling around a castle. Michelle is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and MCWG (Minnesota Christian Writers Guild). Keep up with her adventures at her blog “Writer off the Leash” or visit michellegriep.com.
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