Amazons, Rebels & Spies? by Barbara Ashley

By Barbara Ashley

With a gripping you-are-there immediacy, Barbara Ashley has created characters who spring to lifestyles at the pages of "Amazons, Rebels & Spies?" even if it is a paintings of fiction, the reports of Amanda, Tom, Cassie and Wade and the demanding situations they face have been encouraged by way of Barbara's meticulous learn into the lives of actual males, girls and kids as published of their diaries, letters and memoirs.
whilst civil struggle breaks out within the spring of 1861, Amanda is a gorgeous younger spouse and mom. She and her liked husband Tom dread secession and the upcoming clash as a danger to their completely satisfied lifestyles in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tom's sister Cassie is an clever and rebellious lady who desires of changing into a qualified actress. pissed off through the very restricted strategies open to her as a good nineteenth century lady, she hopes the conflict will provide her an opportunity to reside a extra fascinating and worthwhile lifestyles. 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 battle whereas she satisfies her longing for adventure.
defined through Cassie as being "squat and unsightly as a toad", the Griffin's pal Wade Cunningham is a superb and ruthless legal professional who seizes the possibilities the struggle 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 industrial and moral demanding situations posed via secession and civil war.

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