Amazons, Rebels & Spies? by Barbara Ashley

By Barbara Ashley

With a gripping you-are-there immediacy, Barbara Ashley has created characters who spring to existence at the pages of "Amazons, Rebels & Spies?" even though it is a paintings of fiction, the stories of Amanda, Tom, Cassie and Wade and the demanding situations they face have been encouraged by way of Barbara's meticulous examine into the lives of actual males, girls and kids as printed of their diaries, letters and memoirs.
whilst civil conflict breaks out within the spring of 1861, Amanda is a gorgeous younger spouse and mom. She and her loved husband Tom dread secession and the approaching clash as a danger to their completely happy existence in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tom's sister Cassie is an clever and rebellious lady who desires of turning into a qualified actress. annoyed via the very restricted ideas open to her as a good nineteenth century girl, she hopes the conflict will provide her an opportunity to stay a extra intriguing and worthwhile existence. After marrying a guy she doesn't love in her look for monetary independence, Cassie serves as a nurse in accomplice army hospitals until eventually the Union military occupies Nashville in March of 1862. Invited by way of her lover to affix a insurgent secret agent ring, Cassie jumps on the probability to aid the South win the conflict whereas she satisfies her longing for adventure.
defined by way of Cassie as being "squat and unsightly as a toad", the Griffin's pal Wade Cunningham is a superb and ruthless lawyer who seizes the possibilities the battle offers 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 commercial and moral demanding situations posed via secession and civil war.

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