After leaving England behind for a new life in the West Indies with her sisters, Verity Banning wants something to call her own. Her affinity for animals inspires her to set up a business importing horses, as well as other goods in demand by the island residents. But when she arrives in the Colonies to purchase her goods, unexpected news of Captain Duncan McKintrick awaits her—as does the captain’s handsome brother, Ian—whose sympathies lie with the fledgling Patriot cause.
As the great-granddaughter of a British general and friend to many Loyalists, Verity believed all she wanted was a peaceful resolution. But both the Patriots and the impassioned Ian McKintrick are steadily laying claim to her heart. When faced with the decision of what—and for whom—she will fight, can she set her feet on a new path despite the danger that awaits?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I got to “meet” Verity in the first book of this series Keturah, but I loved getting to see her fully develop and come into her own throughout this book. I loved that this book contained more adventure than the former, and that it really brought in history in an interesting way. Despite the many books I’ve read about the Revolutionary War, I had never heard the perspective of the Scottish or the sea traders, both of which were told quite well here. I have no complaints other than I have to wait a year to read the next one. Overall, it was a fun and enjoyable read, perfect for the week leading into finals.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.