If you’re a frequent reader here, you know that I occasionally post book reviews for books I’ve been given. This book was the best I’ve had the opportunity to review so far.
The book is set in Massachusetts in the days just before the American Revolution, and it has great touches of historical accuracy. Susannah Smith, the book’s main character, is the daughter of a loyalist preacher. But she encounters a runaway indentured servant, also the target of a serial killer, and is drawn into a relationship with poor lawyer Ben Ross.
Author Jody Hedlund has a great way of weaving a very interesting mystery plot into what could have been a fluffy love story. It was a true page-turner for me. The mystery plot involving the runaway servant, smugglers and murdered girls was intriguing and interesting enough to carry the book even without the more personal love stories of Susannah and her sister. Unlike many other Christian fiction books, the plot seems solidly set in the real world rather than an unrealistically rosy view of history.
I highly recommend this book and I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.