Image of Ring of Secrets (Culper Ring Series)


Image of Ring of Secrets (Culper Ring Series)

This novel gives modern readers insight into our founding fathers’ (and mothers’) faith and sacrifice. The love story is sweet and the espionage angle mildly engaging, although other plot devices — particularly several men’s willingness to allow the visibly beaten heroine to remain in her cartoonishly evil grandfather’s household — strain credulity.

Winter Reeves is no summer soldier in the war for American independence. A distaff Scarlet Pimpernel, she hides in plain sight among New York City’s high-society Tories, where British officials carelessly spill their secrets to her. Only Bennet Lane, the unlikely American heir to a British title and fortune, senses there’s more behind her brittle façade. But he cannot be distracted: He’s been secretly tasked to root out and bring to justice the spy who’s been foiling the British at every turn. (HARVEST HOUSE, Mar., 304 pp., $13.99)
Reviewed by: 
Carolyn Martin