Saturday, September 28, 2013

Melanie Dobson book giveaway! Plus Review of The Courier of Caswell Hall!

An unlikely spy discovers freedom and love in the midst of the American Revolution.

As the British and Continental armies wage war in 1781, the daughter of a wealthy Virginia plantation owner feels conflict raging in her own heart. Lydia Caswell comes from a family of staunch Loyalists, but she cares only about peace. Her friend Sarah Hammond, however, longs to join the fight. Both women’s families have already been divided by a costly war that sets father against son and neighbor against neighbor; a war that makes it impossible to guess who can be trusted.
One snowy night Lydia discovers a wounded man on the riverbank near Caswell Hall, and her decision to save him will change her life. Nathan introduces her to a secret network of spies, couriers, disguises, and coded messages—a network that may be the Patriots’ only hope for winning the war. When British officers take over Caswell Hall and wreak havoc on neighboring plantations, Lydia will have to choose between loyalty and freedom; between her family’s protection and her own heart’s desires.
As both armies gather near Williamsburg for a pivotal battle, both Lydia and Sarah must decide how high a price they are willing to pay to help the men they love.
Part of the American Tapestries™ series: Each standalone novel in this line sets a heart-stirring love story against the backdrop of an epic moment in American history. This is the fifth book in the series.

MY REVIEW-I have to admit, this is a book I was skeptical about liking. I enjoy some novels about the revolutionary war time period, but many times they are boring or I just can't get interested in them. I love that time period, but the fiction novels don't do it justice. So it was with trepidation that I picked up The Courier of Caswell Hall and started reading. But I was soon immersed in a different time period and culture that drew me in like a magnet. And before I knew it, I had finished the book and wanted more!! Totally ended up enjoying this novel:)

Lydia is a good heroine who is strong and yet unsure of herself at times. She makes up her mind and follows her heart but there were certain spots where she just didn't know what to do or how to go about it. And don't even get me started on Nathan. A really sweet man who risks his life to stand for his cause. The secondary characters were well thought out and you almost enjoy reading about them as much as the main characters. Lots of history in these pages and I liked learning more about the spy networks back then and the ways they sent messages. These people stood for what they thought was right, come what may. If only we had more like them today. There was one swear word that kind of caught me by surprise but it was something I just glanced over. Otherwise an excellent novel!!



Melanie Dobson's latest release, The Courier of Caswell Hall, is a riveting story you won't want to miss. The newest offering in the American Tapestries™ series, it follows an unlikely spy who discovers freedom and love in the midst of the American Revolution.

Enter to win 1 of 5 copies of the book!


Five winners will receive:

  • The Courier of Caswell Hall by Melanie Dobson

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 5th. All winners will be announced October 7th at the Litfuse blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit the Litfuse blog on the 7th to see if you won one of the books!

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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