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RING OF SECRETS

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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