Title: So Bright a Hope
Author: Amber Lynn Perry
Series: Daughters of His Kingdom #5
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publishing Date: Dec 14, 2018
About the Book:
When Caroline Whitney receives word that the brother she thought was dead is in fact a prisoner of war, she is frantic to rescue him. On the way to find help, she hides from the Redcoats, but is quickly discovered by a rugged British soldier who claims she must go with him, or be tried for espionage. The world would tell her this man is the enemy, but the veiled secrets in her captor’s eyes reveal he is more than he seems. If she fails to trust, more could be endangered than her life—her heart is bound to be broken a second time.
As a double agent in the service of Washington, British Captain James Higley must keep his true convictions a secret or face being killed as a traitor. On his newest mission, he discovers a courageous woman hiding in a barn, and is forced to capture her, or both their lives will be in jeopardy. When she offers her compliance in exchange for help in finding her brother, he accepts, despite his inner warnings. He must keep his distance from this alluring Patriot, or risk revealing not only his identity, but the true feelings of his heart.
Whew… allow my heart a moment to settle down after the end of this one! While I had no problems reading this book without having read the others in the series, I’m wishing I had because Amber Lynn Perry sure knows how to suck you in to a book! I finished the entire thing in a day. This author is certainly being added to my follow pile!
James and Caroline are thrown together by chance, but their story unfolds as if it was always meant to be. Their story unfolds in a unique way in that while they’ve just met, they are able to somehow figure out ways to accomplish what they intend. Nothing appears to come easy for them, and not always knowing how the other will act certainly causes some anxiety. What’s interesting is their ability to “roll with the punches” and adapt with whatever obstacles are thrown at them.
This is a review that will be shorter than most simply because I don’t want to spoil anything in the story. Be prepared to be caught by surprising turns of events often. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to read when you open it up, because you won’t want to put it down! At the end of the book the author states that she will be starting a new series as a spinoff of this one, so I’m sure I’ll be keeping my eye out for that one!
*I received a copy of this book from the author through JustRead Publicity Tours. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
Age Appropriateness/Content Warnings:
For a book about the war I would consider this a clean read. The romance itself is clean however there are multiple insinuations of people believing or encouraging sex out of marriage. It’s considered not uncommon for soldiers to have relations with maidens they encounter. This is more of an attitude throughout rather than content throughout. There are a few site scenes but nothing I would consider graphic. My personal recommendation would be for ages 15 and up.