This book caught my attention immediately because I am a huge fan of stories set during the American Revolution, which are hard to come by. I’m so glad I picked it up because The Turncoat proved to be a thrilling read, both incredibly romantic and edge-of-your-seat suspenseful. Be warned: it will keep you up to the wee hours to finish. Kate Grey lives a quiet life on her father’s Pennsylvania farm, embracing the Quaker values of pacifism and plain living. Her life becomes infinitely more complicated with the arrival the widow Mrs. Ferrers, who becomes her father’s house guest and, only a short time later, of British Major Peter Tremayne, who commandeers Kate’s home and kitchen for his troops. Tremayne and Kate feel an immediate attraction, and when he discovers a letter than could implicate Kate’s patriotic father of treason, she agrees to an illicit assignation in exchange for the letter. Before Tremayne can complete his seduction, he is called away to deal with a local military issue. While he’s gone, the dispatches he was to deliver to General Howe are stolen. Kate discovers that Mrs. Ferrers is actually a spy working for George Washington’s Continental Army. Suddenly, Kate is intimately involved in the War for Independence whether she wants to be or not.
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