Thursday, September 19, 2013
This exciting and adventurous romantic spy novel is the second book in a new series from Roseanna M. White. Whispers from the Shadows combines fascinating cloak-and-dagger secrets with a tale of love and intrigue during the War of 1812.
Treachery causes Gwyneth Fairchild's world to crumble. The daughter of a British general, she barely saves her life by fleeing London aboard a ship to America. Her goal is to find refuge with the Lane family in Maryland, having been told by her father she could implicitly trust Winter and Bennet Lane, even though their nations are once again at war. After meeting their son, Thad, she wonders how safe she truly is when she discovers that the Lanes trade in a dangerous commodity--espionage.
Not long after Gwyneth finds refuge in his city, Thad Lane experiences the tug of love, though he fears it may blur lines of loyalty. With family playing the part of enemies and enemies proving themselves friends, a future with Gwyn is uncertain. But at this moment, with the British advancing on Washington and Baltimore, they have only their shared faith in God as a shield about them.
Since I completely loved Ring of Secrets and Fairchild's Lady I could not wait to dive into Whispers from the Shadows! I thought it was so cool how it was about the characters from the first book and novella's kids! I was really excited about when this book took place since I have never really read much about The War of 1812 so I loved the little bits of history I was able to pick up.
The characters were all awesome from Thad and Gwyn, to Winter and Ben, to Thad's friend and his son, and even Thad's sister, the family's housekeeper, and her daughter. I loved the way they all interacted with each other and the obvious love that was there.
The plot was very well done and I was honestly shocked by some things that I never saw coming at all! It was so well written that you never guessed what was going on but when you looked back you could see the little hints.
I thoroughly loved this book and I can't wait for Circle of Spies!
About the Author
Roseanna M. White grew up in the mountains of West Virginia, the beauty of which inspired her to begin
writing as soon as she learned to pair subjects with verbs. She spent her middle and high school days penning novels in class, and her love of books took her to a school renowned for them. After graduating from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, she and her husband moved back to the Maryland side of the same mountains they equate with home.
Roseanna is the author of two biblical novels, A Stray Drop of Blood and Jewel of Persia, both from WhiteFire Publishing (www.WhiteFire-Publishing.com), and Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland, a historical romance, with Summerside Press. She is the senior reviewer at the Christian Review of Books, which she and her husband founded, the senior editor at WhiteFire Publishing, and a member of ACFW, HisWriters, HEWN Marketing, and Colonial Christian Fiction Writers.
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.