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5 stars for Desperate Hope by @FurlongLeigh #historicalromance #romanticadventure #bookreview



Title: Desperate Hope

Author: Susan Leigh Furlong

Genre: Historical Romance/Adventure


Book Blurb:


His new country needed him. He needed her more.


Revolutionary War soldier, Gavin Cullane, has desperate choices to make. He vows never to give up the fight for American freedom, but his role as colonial liaison between the Americans and the British brands him a seeming traitor to his own country. When he discovers the woman he loves is part of George Washington’s secret spy chain, his only choice is to expose his own lies so she can escape.


Tansy Carter risks her life to send messages to George Washington from the captured city of New York. When she is discovered, she must flee the city. Trusting her life to the traitor, Cullane, is the desperate chance she must take.


Will they discover a love as strong as the new country they are fighting for?


My Review:


Told my whole fam last night that they need to read this book too! Talk about a page turner in the past...this is an e-reader gripper! This is a powerful book that will take one back into another time.


I confess I had never even heard of the Revolutionary War in school. My boss said it used to be taught in history class. For my generation the history starts about 1920. This was an amazing learning experience for me.


I personally loved the relationship between Gavin and Tansy. This to me is the heart of the story and what kept me glued to my reader. Had to wiki some parts of US History and was taken aback. This book is so well researched and written. A person can learn US history while enjoying a great book.


I recommend this book to everyone who likes espionage books. I think people who are fans of any intense drama will want to read this. A great book for a young person to learn from.


My Rating: 5 stars


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Author Biography:


Susan Leigh Furlong knew she had a special connection with words since she was a child. When she was 9 years old, she wrote and directed her first play for the neighborhood children.


Susan’s love for history fuels her resilience against the sneezes and coughs that old books give her as she delves into research for unique historical events to inspire her historical fiction romance novels. Susan captures her readers’ imagination with a highly enthralling style, chronological events, and smoothly flowing narratives that keep one’s eyes glued on her novels from the first page to the last.


Susan has written two non-fiction books about her hometown and three novels set in sixteenth century Scotland as well as several short stories published in national magazines. Her most recent release is Desperate Hope, a novel set during the American Revolution. When Susan is not combing through history piecing together her next novel, she writes, directs, and performs with a music and drama group.


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Reviewed by: Kris

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