Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Messenger

The Messenger
by Siri Mitchell

Siri Mitchell is my newest author love. This is the second book of hers I have read in the past month and all I can say is: her books are fantastic! I rarely buy a book without first reading it (because I'm broke and hate to spend money on books I won't re-read), but Siri has made it to The List. What is the list? Why that my friends is the mental list I have in my head while I am wandering the bookstore. If your name is on The List I will shell out my precious money to buy one of your books without having read a word! And getting on my list is a pretty big accomplishment since I rarely add new authors to it...Siri-be proud!

ANYWAYS. Let's talk about The Messenger, Shall we?

Obviously I loved the historic and the romance! But what makes The Messenger shine is that Siri doesn't pick the same ol' historic setting that everyone else does. Oh no! She's got you following a "friend" (Quaker) around in the middle of the Colonial war (is that what it was called? LOL) and not only that but she's falling in love with a spy to boot! This was one fantastic historical romance, full of edge of your seat anticipation, and the requisite "yell at the heroine because can't she SEE that she should be...!" Go buy the book. You won't regret it! And you might as well pick up a couple other books of Siri's as well because when you finish The Messenger, your gonna be desperately searching for another of her books to start!

"Hannah Sunderland felt content in her embrace of the Quaker faith until her twin brother ran off and joined the army and ended up captured and in jail. Suddenly Hannah's world turns on end. She longs to bring her brother some measure of comfort in the squalid, frigid prison where he remains. But the Quakers believe they are not to take sides, not to take up arms. Can she sit by and do nothing while he suffers?

Jeremiah Jones has an enormous task before him. Responsibility for a spy ring is now his, and he desperately needs access to the men in prison, whom they are seeking to free. A possible solution is to garner a pass for Hannah. But while she is fine to the eye, she holds only disdain for him--and agreeing would mean disobeying those she loves and abandoning a bedrock of her faith. 

With skill and sensitivity, Mitchell tells a story of two unlikely heroes seeking God's voice, finding the courage to act, and discovering the powerful embrace of love."

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!