Winter Reeves is an aristocratic Patriot forced to hide her heart amid the Loyalists of the City of New York. She has learned to keep her ears open so she can pass information on British movements to Robbie Townsend, her childhood friend, and his spy ring. If she’s caught, if she’s hung for espionage…well, she won’t be. Robbie has taught her the tools of the trade: the wonders of invisible ink, drop locations and, most importantly, a good cover.
Bennet Lane returns to New York from his Yale professorship with one goal: to find General Washington’s spy hidden among the ranks of the elite. Searching for a wife was supposed to be nothing more than a convenient cover story for his mission, but when he meets Winter, with her too-intelligent eyes in her too-blank face, he finds a mystery that can’t be ignored.
Both believers…and both committed to a separate cause. Will their faith in God lead them to a shared destiny or lives lived apart?
I found this book to be lovely and engaging. I so adored Bennet. He’s kind of the antithesis of what a hero should be and yet so heroic. He was hands down my favorite character in the book and I enjoyed reading through his eyes. I also liked Winter. There were moments when she was borderline annoying, but just when I thought I wouldn’t like her, she would go and do something to change my opinion. I found their relationship to be intriguing and I kept wondering how they were going to finally get together. I enjoyed the backdrop of the revolutionary war. I felt like I learned about history without being taught a history lesson. Spiritually, I love how Winter was so prayerful and how the novel showed the importance and power of prayer and how God is always speaking to us. Great book. Looking forward to the next one! Highly Recommended!