A gripping, heart-wrenching story of love and betrayal across the boundary of the American Revolutionary War. The next captivating story for readers who loved My Dear Hamilton, Flight of the Sparrow and Outlander.
1780. Addie looks around at the soldiers celebrating their latest victory. American independence is within reach, but her heart feels heavy with grief. With her husband gone, she must leave the army camp, and the people she has come to love, and choose a respectable path to guard the secret she now carries alone.
Seeking shelter with her aunts in Virginia, Addie tries to mold herself back into the proper and dutiful woman she was before the war, and before the love of a fierce, dark-eyed warrior, changed her forever. But when a band of rogue British soldiers arrives on the farm, will the strength she has gained from travelling with the Revolutionary army be enough to save her loved ones?
The conclusion 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.
I adore a good slice of historical fiction, and I love the way that Celeste de Blasis brings this turbulent period to life right before our eyes. The final instalment of Addie’s vividly described adventures in a country being torn apart is just as good as the first two, containing just the right balance of history, heartbreak and a real sense of its setting in both time and place.
It is wonderful to be able to return to the same characters and immerse yourself in the final stage of Addie’s epic adventures as this tale unfolds. You don’t need to have have read any of Celeste’s other books to enjoy this historical epic , but it’s very likely that you’ll want to as soon as you’ve finished…
Celeste De Blasis has absolutely impeccable research skills as she spares no effort in trying to recreate Addie’s time period authentically for us and takes us to Virginia as Addie tries to mold herself back into the proper and dutiful woman she was before the war, These characters become living breathing people through these pages, and because of this, it’s easy to get engrossed in their story. It is good to be in such safe hands when it comes to historical fiction and through these pages I could connect with this period in history in a very real way.
I loved the fact that these characters seem so modern at times – In many ways, Addie comes across as a someone we might be friends with now – someone who is not afraid to put her life at risk and is prepared to use the knowledge she has gained in order to face an even worse trial when terrible news arrives from the front: torn between staying silent and keeping her family safe, or divulging her secret and saving an innocent man’s life…
One of my favourite aspects of Celeste De Blasis’ writing is the way that she effortlessly blends her research with such strong and realistic characters. I raced through it in record time. I absolutely loved the way that this intriguing book transports you back into this turbulent time and allows you to get to know these people and have you rooting for them as they lay their lives on the line in the name of the cause. You do not have to be a fan of this period or know it inside out to love this book and characters and you will be amazed at how much some of their thoughts and emotions will resonate with you – even though they were living breathing and loving so many centuries ago
I love doing my research after finishing a book I’ve enjoyed and if you are intrigued by this story, you could find out more about this period here. You will be able to read all about this time in America’s history. I loved reading about life for women during this period and it made me realise how much I didn’t know about this period – which is brought vividly to life on these pages and I enjoyed going down a few rabbit holes in my own research as soon as I finished reading it.
If you are intrigued and would like to read more about this fascinating period then follow the blog tour and definitely buy yourself a copy of this fascinating and beautifully researched conclusion to this unforgettable trilogy. Thanks to Sarah Hardy for inviting me onto the tour and transporting me into the heartbreaks, triumphs and adventures of Addie’s turbulent life…
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“Read it OVER and OVER. The pages were falling out.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
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“Made me laugh, cry and feel all the range of emotions.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
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“I had a hard time putting it down and lost more than an hour or two of sleep.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“This book has an extra special place in my heart… A historical romance in the vein of Outlander (except without the time travel).” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“I loved this book!… A great love story, and a book that you just don’t want to put down.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“One of my all-time favorites!… I smile, I cry, I’m sad to see them go.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Lots of love, lots of tears.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
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“Excellent from beginning to end. I highly recommend.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Writer on The Shelf
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.