Thursday, May 24, 2012
Beloved Enemy by Al Lacy is exactly the type of book I like to read on a rainy summer day, so it was perfect for reading this past week since I was trapped inside with non-stop rain!! Jenny Jordan and her father find themselves Virginians living in Washington D.C. during the Civil War. Due to her father’s military background, he is assigned to President Lincoln’s Wartime Committee. Little does anyone know, Mr. Jordan is still faithful to his home state and the Southern Cause. As Jenny herself becomes involved in the spy ring, she must consider her feelings for Buck Brownell. Buck is a part of the Union Army, and has been forbidden from spending time with Jenny due to the War. As you can imagine, tensions arise as Jenny’s espionage becomes known as she is found delivering a message to General Stonewall Jackson. I liked seeing the relationship between Jenny and Buck, as well as learning more about the events leading up to the Battle at Bull Run. Since I love anything to do with the Civil War, it was very easy to fall in love with this story and the characters. Although the book was full of facts, it was written in a way that didn’t seem bogged down in dates and strategic military maneuvers, rather it felt like I was actually with Jenny throughout this time in her life. I think the most interesting part of the book was that although Jenny and her father were spying for the South, they were still compelling characters. I just found out there are other books in this series, so I will definitely be reading them in the near future :-) With that said, this book was easy to read as a stand-alone, and I did not have any difficulty following the story. I will definitely recommend this book to others, and I cannot wait to read more books by Al Lacy. The following Link has more information about the book http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?isbn=9781590529034 Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."