The Courier of Caswell Hall by Melanie Dobson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
One of the best books that I’ve read this year!
I enjoyed immensely—it was every bit as good as the last book that I read in the American Tapestries series.
As a matter of fact; The Queen of the Waves made it into my top ten books of 2012 and The Courier of Caswell Hall will most likely be in my top ten for 2013.
American Tapestries is an excellent stand-alone series that I suggest for fans of historical fiction.
When a young man washes up on the banks near her plantation home; she makes a bold and risky move by hiding him on the property until he has recovered. With the help of two of her father’s slaves, Nathan is nursed back to health.
After a short time her sister becomes suspicious and to further complicate matters—the British troops have shown up and pretty much taken over the plantation. Nathan makes his escape with the help of Elisha; the Caswell’s driver.
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Nathan has encouraged her to look past the actions of a few and choose from her heart the side that she wishes to support and is after the home of her childhood friend is burned by the British that Lydia becomes a courier for General Washington. She is determined to find freedom, independence and safety for her family. She also finds love with the young man she rescued.
This book was so bittersweet. The prologue and epilogue take place many years in the future and at the end of Nathan’s life. I found myself misting as I read the epilogue. I didn’t want to see the end of such a beautiful life and love. Fantastic love story but also bittersweet and sad towards the end!
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