Friday, May 4, 2012
The Messenger Book Review
The Messenger is written by Siri Mitchell who is a new author to me. I chose this book to review because I love historical novels. T time period in this book is set in is during the Revolutionary War 1778 in Philadelphia. The title comes from the character, Hannah Sunderland who is a Quaker, who ends up being a spy for General Washington and the Colonial Army. There is an entire side story as to how all of this comes about but I won't give it away.
This is not a typical romance type novel, there is very little "romance" and is really more about the historical aspects and everything that went on during that time from Hannah's and Jeremiah's (the young man in the story) perspectives. The British take over her family's home, her brother is in jail for being in the Colonial Army, and Quakers don't believe in war and have dismissed their son from being apart of their life. There are so many little details and information to take in with this story that it took me some time to read it and understand what all was going on.
I enjoyed it, though it wasn't as good as I was expecting, I always have high hopes for such books.
I am interested in more of Siri Mitchell's books because as an author she did an incredible job with her research and writing.
If you enjoy historical fiction and aren't wanting to read a sappy love story that is predictable, this book is for you!
Check out the authors website here :Siri Mitchell's Website Link
"I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers for this review"