A nail-biting finish... Petticoat Spy by Carol Warburton (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


I really enjoyed this one, so be sure to check out my review and enter the giveaway below...

Petticoat Spy
Petticoat Spy
by Carol Warburton
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 296 Pages
January 3rd 2017 by Covenant Communications, Inc.

Summary

Colonial Massachusetts, 1775

Abigail Stowell is a rarity for her time. The comely young woman is educated, outspoken, and attuned to the charged political climate around her. She is a staunch Patriot. In short, she is a rebel. So when Gideon Whitlock, an avowed Tory, rides into her village, Abby is not only put off by his politics and arrogance but is also annoyed by her undeniable attraction to him.

When she observes a clandestine meeting between her Patriot father and Gideon, Abby soon realizes that in a world divided by loyalties, not everything is as it seems. Soon she is drawn deeper into political intrigue than she ever dreamed possible. And just as feelings begin to heat up between Abby and Gideon, the shot heard round the world ignites the beginning of war between the colonists and the British redcoats. There is no time for hesitation, and Abby finds herself thrust into a world of intrigue, treachery, and terror. Lives hang in the balance, and Abby will stop at nothing to support the Patriot movement—but will her allegiance to the cause mean losing the man she loves?

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My Review

PETTICOAT SPY may look like an unsuspecting sweet romance with some minor spying, but the story is so much more. Full of danger, deception, and a fight for the characters' very lives makes for a riveting tale. Then also add in a little whimsy with a wise woman who receives warnings and some predictions, a quaint town, a loving family, a world in turmoil on the brink of war, and a dashing gentleman to charm the heroine's heart. Historical romance and suspense readers are sure to enjoy!

I fell in love with these characters almost immediately. Abigail or "Abby" was such a spitfire. I loved her passion, but also her intellect and wit. I also couldn't help but love the sparks that flew between Gideon and her. The author did a wonderful job of conveying plenty of tension and chemistry. I also appreciated that Abby grew more into herself, that she learned from some prior mistakes. There were a slue of other characters that came alive in this story as well, including a very cunning villain.

The story kept a fairly constant underlying feel of suspense that gradually grew until I literally was holding my breath waiting to see if these characters would make it out alive in the end. The plot may not have been completely realistic all the time, but was definitely plausible. There weren't any places where I felt things were too easy or where characters didn't react consistently. The romance also didn't overtake the story. There were other aspects at play and all the pieces worked well together. It was definitely an engaging story from beginning to end.

In the end, was it what I wished for? Yes. This was actually more than I was expecting and a great combination of romance, humor, and suspense.

Content: Some violence.

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author


If, like a cat, I had nine lives, I would live eight of them in the past. When I was young, I loved to dress up in long skirts and pretend I lived in olden times and had wonderful adventures. As an adult, I put my heroines in my historical novels in long skirts and take them on adventures all over the world as they are rescued by aborigines, help a slave escape to freedom, or become a spy. My imagination still whispers tales to me, and who knows what wonderful adventures and plots I'll come up with next maybe the fate of a young woman who is born on the night of an eerie moon eclipse!


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