Historical Literary Fiction

Amazons, Rebels & Spies? by Barbara Ashley

By Barbara Ashley

With a gripping you-are-there immediacy, Barbara Ashley has created characters who spring to lifestyles at the pages of "Amazons, Rebels & Spies?" even supposing this can be a paintings of fiction, the studies of Amanda, Tom, Cassie and Wade and the demanding situations they face have been encouraged by way of Barbara's meticulous learn into the lives of genuine males, girls and youngsters as printed of their diaries, letters and memoirs.
whilst civil struggle breaks out within the spring of 1861, Amanda is a gorgeous younger spouse and mom. She and her cherished husband Tom dread secession and the approaching clash as a possibility to their happy existence in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tom's sister Cassie is an clever and rebellious woman who desires of changing into a certified actress. pissed off by way of the very constrained techniques open to her as a decent nineteenth century girl, she hopes the struggle will supply her an opportunity to reside a extra intriguing and worthwhile lifestyles. After marrying a guy she doesn't love in her look for monetary independence, Cassie serves as a nurse in accomplice army hospitals till the Union military occupies Nashville in March of 1862. Invited through her lover to affix a insurgent secret agent ring, Cassie jumps on the likelihood to aid the South win the struggle whereas she satisfies her longing for adventure.
defined through Cassie as being "squat and unpleasant as a toad", the Griffin's buddy Wade Cunningham is a superb and ruthless lawyer who seizes the possibilities the conflict presents to make his fortune, to revenge himself upon the Southern aristocrats who have scorned him and to pursue his unrequited ardour for Amanda.
"Amazons, Rebels & Spies?" tells the riveting tale in their struggles to maintain what they've got, to get what they need and to outlive the industrial and moral demanding situations posed by means of secession and civil war.

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