America’s Wife follows the beautiful story America’s Daughter that I reviewed here last month.
America’s Wife – Book 2 of America’s Daughter Trilogy
1776. Addie’s world has changed beyond recognition. From her privileged position amongst Boston’s elite, she has embraced a dangerous new life with the American Revolutionary Army. While childhood sweetheart Silas risks all on the front lines, Addie waits anxiously for news. And when Silas does not return from the Battle of Monmouth, her worst fears come true.
Without thinking, Addie takes a horse and scours the now-calm battlefield for Silas, until word arrives that he has been captured by the British. And worse, by the troop of Scottish Highlanders led by the brooding general John Traverne. Addie hasn’t seen the powerfully built Loyalist soldier since she chose the Revolutionary cause over her own heart, and hearing his name sends butterflies to her stomach, even as she is filled with worry for Silas.
Disregarding her own safety, Addie leaves Washington’s camp and travels deep into enemy territory, determined to bring Silas home. But when she comes face to face with John Traverne once more, the feelings she has tried so hard to bury resurface and she must choose between the man she has pledged her life to, and the man whose dark eyes haunt her dreams. When Addie finally returns to her own camp, she carries a secret that could cost her everything she has fought for…
The second part of the spellbinding, emotional trilogy about enduring love and heartbreaking secrets amidst the birth of America. Readers who adored My Dear Hamilton and Flight of the Sparrow will love America’s Wife.
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I was waiting to read this book, as I wanted to know the rest of Addie’s story, having really liked her character in America’s daughter. In this book, Addie and Tulia, her maid, are getting ready to follow Silas, her husband and her brothers who are fighting in the American Revolutionary Army against the British.
Then Addie gets news that her husband is missing and she is determined to find him. She seeks the help of her step brother, Darius, who is on the side of the Tories. She find out that Silas is being held by the Scottish Highlanders, who are lead by General John Traverne, who she knew from before. Silas is desperately ill and once again, Addie must dig deep into herself to find the courage and strength to face these horrible circumstances. All around her too, she sees death and destruction. Can she go on? Will Silas make it? What of her feelings towards John Travene?
The story is full of drama, intrigue, love, loyalty to family and cause and above all bravery in such wretched circumstances. We get an insider’s view of the war and how difficult things were in those times as well as insight into the personalities of some famous people – General Washington and his wife, Martha, Generals Lafayette and Hamilton.
Another brilliant piece of historical fiction from this author. I’m looking forward the third book of this fantastic trilogy.
Millions of readers have fallen under the spell of the lush, enthralling and bestselling novels by Celeste De Blasis. Tales of adventure and romance set against the sweep of history—all are storytelling at its finest. After graduating from Pomona College, Celeste devoted her life to impeccable research and spellbinding writing. A native Californian, Celeste grew up on the historic Kemper Campbell Ranch in the Mojave Desert, where she lived until her death in 2001.