So it’s been a while since my last Book Review, mostly it is because I have been a little bit distracted with other things and I have been slowly reading. I have also started to get back into getting books from NetGalley which I highly recommended for anyone who wants to get books before the published date. (Not a Sponsor but I do recommend it) I got this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
A War-Torn Countryside is No Place for a Lady.
Mercy Lytton is a lady like no other. Raised amongst the Mohawks, she straddles two cultures, yet each are united in one cause…to defeat the French. Born with a rare gift of unusually keen eyesight, she is chosen as a scout to accompany a team of men on a dangerous mission. Yet it is not her life that is threatened. It is her heart. Condemned as a traitor, Elias Dubois face the gallows. At the last minute, he is offered his freedom if he consents to accompany a stolen shipment of French gold to a nearby fort – but he is the one they stole it from in the first place. It turns out that the real thief is the beguiling woman, Mercy Lytton, for she steals his every waking thought. Can love survive divided loyalties in a backcountry wilderness?
Published: June 1st 2018
Publishers: Barbour Books
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Format of Reading: Kindle
Goodreads Star Rating:🌟🌟🌟🌟
The book was a very enjoyable read, I have been getting into reading Historical Fiction and coming from someone who lives in the UK, this book is set between the French and Indian War (1760), I found this to be very interesting. I liked the setting of the book, I kept imagining something of a Wild Wild West when the sun is high and Native American’s are in their full beauty. I liked Mercy, she is of two worlds, the world in which she is half Mohawk and half White. She struggles to choose between her Father’s beliefs and her Mothers but in the book, she soon starts to learn and understand more about the belief in God.
I have to admit she is a big feminist, throughout the book she clashes with the men who keep pushing her to side while she is stubbornly determined to do the things that she knows best. Which is why I really enjoyed the relationship between Mercy and Elias, while Mercy doesn’t like the man at first she later discovers how much of a respected man he is, he knows of her skills and her beliefs, and he doesn’t push her to do things she doesn’t want to do. He may be a traitor but he is a decent honest man.
It surprised me that one of the themes of this book was about Christianity, Mercy’s mother is a Christian and had tried to introduce the belief to Mercy but Mercy being a Mohawk, she often followed her Father’s belief’s. But once she meets Elias and Liv, they both believe in God and Mercy tries to understand why and even if she is able to believe in it.
I didn’t expect much from this book I basically went into this book blind and I really enjoyed it. The book has already been released but the next book in the series has already been released so you can expect another review as I have been approved to review the next one. Which is interesting because the series is written by different authors.
I hope you get a chance to pick up any of the books in the series and stay cool on this heatwave. xx