Thursday, September 26, 2013

WHISPERS from the SHADOWS by Roseanna White - Review

Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my review. The following post contains some book advertisement.

I love her...can I trust her?
                            I love him... is he safe?
This exciting and adventurous romantic spy novel is the second book in an exciting series by 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.
About the Author:
This is what the author has to say about the Culper Ring Series:
"What I love about the Culper Ring is that they weren’t specially-trained spies. No James Bonds or Jason Bournes. No action heroes with razor-sharp instincts. They were just people like you and me. People who changed the world by actively looking for a way to help their neighbors, their compatriots, their country."
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.
Roseanna is the author of two biblical novels and a historical romance. She is also the senior reviewer at the Christian Review of Books, which she and her husband founded.
Get to know Roseanne on her website: http://www.roseannawhite.com/wordpress/

I was privileged to receive this book from Harvest House in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to give a positive one.
What did I think?
Roseanne does an awesome job of intertwining history and mystery with a little love and faith! I had such a hard time putting down this book to get my work done. I just wanted to finish it! Roseanne brings the characters to life and walks you down memory lane as she portrays the past in a way that educates us in a bit of history. I have learned alot from her books that I did not know about history and they have made me curious! The Culper Spy Ring from book one is revived in this book with a somewhat different twist. (And as a side note - this spy ring really existed - although Roseanne gets creative with the details). Both Gwyn and Thad have to learn to put their faith in God to protect themselves and each other when there is nothing they can do but trust! One never knows what will happen when war breaks out and especially with two people living under the same roof from the countries that are fighting each other. Although this book is the second in a series it can be read alone. But I would certainly recommend reading the first one if you can!  My review on Book #1 The Ring of Secrets available HERE.

Do you have an interest in history? Have you ever heard of the Culper Ring? I would enjoy hearing your thoughts.
I am so looking forward to Book #3 Circle of Spies releasing April 2014. Only disappointed that I have to wait so long!

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