Story: Rebecca “Becca” Parcell is a widow because her husband was murdered as a spy. Some are told that he was a spy for the British and a spy for the American’s. Becca has not allied with either side, preferring to be neutral and not wanting to get into the fight. Neither did Daniel Alloway, the man who was the last man to be with Becca’s husband before he died, and left a secret paper that was a list of traitors under General Washington. Now it is time to find the list before Becca loses her farm, Daniel loses his life, and the American rebellion loses. Also, Becca will find out who betrayed her husband and led him to the ship the “Jersey” where he died. Running from bandits and trackers along with her mother-in-law and maid, and Daniel. There is some element of romance, but the mystery of the list of traitors is the main plot of the story. This point pleasantly surprised me. I admit though it was a nice read, it sometimes dragged and Becca doubted herself, and the people around her. She did possess many qualities you don’t normally see in a heroine at that period in novels, which is refreshing. My favorite part is when Becca stands up to the bandits, it made me laugh and also grit my teeth a bit.
The traitor was a complete surprise for me, and I usually know who the murder is halfway in the novel. There are many notable names from our history classes, including several presidents, George Washington, Sam Adams, their wives, Alexander Hamilton, and others.
I would like to tell and thank Netgalley and the publishers for allowing me to read and review the novel. It has been a pleasure.
Final Notes: The Turncoat’s Wife 3.9/5 Stars
This is a great read if you are interested in the Revolutionary period of our country’s history. There is not a lot of books that I’ve seen in this time period, but I’m always interested in growing and finding new subjects to read about. Until next time A Girl and Her Tablet is signing off! Bye!