Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Messenger: A Review

In January of 1778, Philadelphia is ravaged by war. When Hannah finds out her brother is in jail because he sided with the Rebels, she can no longer stand by idly like her Quaker beliefs require. Angry after losing an arm fighting for the British, Jeremiah is now a Colonial spy. The two team up to rescue the men before they die in prison. Will they be too late to save Hannah's brother or even their own lives?

I love the Revolutionary War time period and found this book to be an engaging read. Instead of just a love story, this book explores religion's influence on political views, slavery, and the line between doing what's right and what's expected. The book had twists and turns that I didn't expect and gave a story that was deeper than the typical happily ever after. Hannah and Jeremiah are great characters, and I hope there's a second book that tells us what happens next.

I highly recommend this book to fans of Christian fiction. Even those who aren't usually historical fiction fans will enjoy this tale of heroic deeds by common people.

I received this book in exchange for my review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Valerie said...

I enjoyed this one as well. It's so very different from the typical historical novel, and I found the spy angle particularly intriguing.

I always get excited when Siri Mitchell releases a new book, they are always just so entertaining!!