Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop

Two Books! Two Winners!
Welcome to this year's Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop!

I chose these books because they're both set during the time period which inspired our own Independence Day. I haven't yet read either, but I definitely plan to now. Winners will receive e-book editions of the books.

The Midwife's Revolt by Jodi Daynard
The Midwife’s Revolt takes the reader on a journey to the founding days of America. It follows one woman’s path, Lizzie Boylston, from her grieving days of widowhood after Bunker Hill, to her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams and midwifery, and finally to her dangerous work as a spy for the Cause. A novel rich in historical detail, The Midwife’s Revolt opens a window onto the real lives of colonial women. "A charming, unexpected, and decidedly different view of the Revolutionary War." -- Publishers Weekly

The Turncoat: Renegades of the Revolution by Donna Thorland
They are lovers on opposite sides of a brutal war, with everything at stake and no possibility of retreat. They can trust no one—especially not each other.

Major Lord Peter Tremayne is the last man rebel bluestocking Kate Grey should fall in love with, but when the handsome British viscount commandeers her home, Kate throws caution to the wind and responds to his seduction. She is on the verge of surrender when a spy in her own household seizes the opportunity to steal the military dispatches Tremayne carries, ensuring his disgrace—and implicating Kate in high treason. Painfully awakened to the risks of war, Kate determines to put duty ahead of desire, and offers General Washington her services as an undercover agent in the City of Brotherly Love.

Months later, having narrowly escaped court martial and hanging, Tremayne returns to decadent, British-occupied Philadelphia with no stomach for his current assignment—to capture the woman he believes betrayed him. Nor does he relish the glittering entertainments being held for General Howe’s idle officers. Worse, the glamorous woman in the midst of this social whirl, the fiancĂ©e of his own dissolute cousin, is none other than Kate Grey herself. And so begins their dangerous dance, between passion and patriotism, between certain death and the promise of a brave new future together.

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  1. I entered the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop using the form above, but I wanted to comment anyway both to thank you for being a part of this, but also to thank you for bringing these 2 books to my attention.
    The first, The Midwife's Revolt by Jodi Daynard, will be interesting because it mentions Abigail Adams, a woman, a president's wife, that I most admire. Altho, the book is noted as a novel, I believe it might seem more like history.
    The second book does sound more fiction, but certainly sounds an interesting story.
    BOTH are going on my TBR list.

    1. I haven't read either book either . . . yet. I ordered "The Turncoat" and plan to read that after my current nightstand book, and then I plan to get a copy of "The Midwife's Revolt". I agree that both sound like great reads. You'll have to let us know what you think if you get a chance to read them.