10/1/13

The Courier of Caswell Hall

The war has changed the lives of everyone in Williamsburg and the colonies, by splitting families and turning friends and neighbors against each other.  When Lydia Caswell finds a wounded man by the river, she decides to help him regardless of which side of the war he stands. Meanwhile, her friend Sarah Hammond is running her families plantation while her father is sailing with the British army and her brother is serving with the Patriots.  Will these women choose to follow their families or their hearts?  How will the armies and changing tides of the war effect them and their future?

I really enjoyed the setting of this novel.  I have not read many books about the Revolutionary War, so it was interesting to speculate more about that time period.  The historical details included are vivid and interesting. The characters are well-developed, and their emotions and motivations are very real.  The relationships were touching with tension in the rising action around Williamsburg.  I would love to find other historical fiction books set during or around this war.  If you have recommendations, please comment.  If you are looking for one to add to your "to read " pile, check out The Courier of Caswell Hall by Melanie Dobson.

I did receive my copy free in exchange for my honest review.  

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