-From the Back Cover-
Lilyan joins Patriot spies in British-occupied Charlestown, SC, to rescue her brother from a notorious prison ship. She'll lie, steal, kill or be killed she promises Nicholas Xanthakos, a scout with Francis Marion's partisans, who leads the mission. In Nicholas' arms she discovers enduring love... a home. But that home is a long time coming. Her journey requires her to save the life of one British officer but kill another to protect her Cherokee friend Elizabeth. In escaping bounty hunters, she treks miles of wilderness and very nearly loses everything before reuniting with her true love.
Wow! This book was wonderful! I only put it book down when I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer.
The Chamomile is rich in historical detail but it's not dry and boring. Susan F. Craft knows how to make history come alive for the reader. She inserts facts into the story in such a way that they don't even seem to be facts.
I hadn't really read much about the Revolutionary War in the South, seems like history books and most novels always focus on the northern battles and events, so this book was informative to me as well as entertaining.
Well written, full of danger and adventure but believable. The descriptions were enough to visualize without being overdone. One interesting thing is that, while old fashioned terms and words are used the book does not become bogged down in 'Colonialisms'.
I genuinely liked Lilyan, she started out complying to stay safe but through the book she grew and matured both in bravery and in her faith. I really admired her dedication and determination to save her brother, she was willing to do whatever it took to get him off of the prison ship and afterward.
This book earned a 5 Bark Rating!
This book was provided by the author for the purpose of this review. I received no financial compensation for this review.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives The Chamomile a 5 Bark Rating.