When soldier Caitlin McKae woke up in Atlanta after being wounded in battle, the Georgian doctor who treated her believed Caitlin’s only secret was that she had been fighting for the Confederacy disguised as a man. In order to avoid arrest or worse, Caitlin hides her true identity and makes a new life for herself in Atlanta.
Trained as a teacher, she accepts a job as a governess to the daughter of Noah Becker, a German immigrant lawyer, who is about to enlist with the Rebel army. Then in the spring of 1864, Sherman’s troops edge closer to Atlanta. Caitlin tries to escape north with the girl, but is arrested on charges of being a spy. Will honor dictate that Caitlin follow the rules, or love demand that she break them?
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A third in a series, this book does not disappoint! I did not read books 1 & 2, but it was not needed. This is a stand-alone book that will keep you on your feet. It starts in the battlefield with a woman pretending to be a man gets injured. Fast forward several months and she wakes up confused and being threatened in a convalescent home. She was able to move past the accusations of being a traitor and started to make a life for herself, even going to college and finding new friends.
There is so many layers to this story that makes it so intriguing! It kept me turning the pages quickly to the very end, I couldn’t believe her bravery and living in that time period would have been so interesting! The author definitely knows her history and it is well integrated into a story of love, a future unknown and so much more. Even though this can be read as a stand-alone book it would have made it even better if I would have had a chance to read the other 2 books. I got to know Caitlin well in this book but I felt like she had so much more to offer, and I truly believe the other two books would solve that for me!
I really enjoyed this historical fiction and it moved me so much that I would love to look into the author’s other works. Great author, great book! I recieved this book in exchange for a fair and honest review!