Saturday, July 10, 2021

Review: America's Promise by Celeste de Blasis

America's Promise
by Celeste de Blasis

Publisher: Bookouture
Pages: 227
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  1780. Addie looks around at the soldiers celebrating their latest victory. American independence is within reach, but her heart feels heavy with grief. With her husband gone, she must leave the army camp, and the people she has come to love, and choose a respectable path to guard the secret she now carries alone.

Seeking shelter with her aunts in Virginia, Addie tries to mold herself back into the proper and dutiful woman she was before the war, and before the love of a fierce, dark-eyed warrior, changed her forever. But when a band of rogue British soldiers arrives on the farm, will the strength she has gained from traveling with the Revolutionary army be enough to save her loved ones?

Fighting turmoil in Virginia, Addie faces an even worse trial when terrible news arrives from the front: should she stay silent and keep her family safe, or divulge her secret and save an innocent man’s life?

Kritters Thoughts:  The third in a series and be warned as my discussion below of this book will have spoilers that will spoil book one and two.  This is a series where you absolutely need to start with book one as each book builds on the previous one.  

In this third installment, Addie is heading to Virginia to spend time with her family as she must disguise a pregnancy that could cause some controversy if the details got out.  She spends the conclusion of the war at the family home getting updates while the rest of her family continues the pursuit of freedom.  

I enjoyed this book more than the second one as it focused on Addie's point of view and how the war was coming to an end.  With fewer scenes on the front lines, I enjoyed the human aspect that this story took as this focused more on the people impacted by the conflict.  As much as I was up and down about this series, I wouldn't mind more in this series, so we could follow Addie and her family as the country builds and decides how they want to operate after the British have left.   

I still think that book one was my favorite as the main characters were dividing and figuring out their roles they would play, I can say that this book is my second favorite and I would read more books by this author, especially if she put her focus on the women in history that made impacts.    

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 83 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Bookouture.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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