[Review] Whippoorwill By R. L. Bartram

Whippoorwill By R. L. Bartram Publication date: November 28th 2017 Genres: Historical, Fiction, Re-telling Barely fo...

Whippoorwill
By R. L. Bartram
Publication date: November 28th 2017
Genres: Historical, Fiction, Re-telling

Barely fourteen, Ceci Prejean is a tomboy running wild in the hot Louisiana summer. After breaking the nose of a local boy, her father decides to enlist the aid of Hecubah, a beautiful Creole woman, with a secret past, who takes Ceci in hand and turns her into a lady.
Now, eighteen-year-old Ceci meets and falls passionately in love with a handsome young northerner, Trent Sinclaire. Trent is a cadet at the West Point military academy. He acts as if he knows Ceci. They begin a torrid affair, even as the southern states begin to secede from the Union.
Only weeks before their wedding, the Confederate army attacks Fort Sumter and the civil war begins. Trent is called to active service in the north, leaving Ceci heartbroken in the south.
Swearing vengeance on the union, after the untimely death of her family at the fall of New Orleans, Ceci meets with infamous spy master, Henry Doucet. He initiates her into the shadowy world of espionage.
After her failure to avert the catastrophe at Gettysburg, Ceci infiltrates the White House. There, she comes face to face with Abraham Lincoln, a man she’s sworn to kill. Forming a reckless alliance with the actor, John Wilkes Booth, she is drawn deeper into the plot to assassinate the President of the United States. A Confederate spy in love with a Union officer, her next decision will determine whether she lives or dies...
“Although a great deal has been written about the American Civil War, hardly anything has been written about female spies,” observes R. L. Bartram. “Whippoorwill brings a fresh new perspective on this fascinating period.”


I receive an arc of this book in exchange of an honest review.

A great twist to the history we all know, Whippoorwill is a definite must read for all history buffs and romance book lovers. I am just a sucker for strong heroines and Ceci did not disappoint! I admire the character development and plot line of this book and I can't regret reading it. Thanks Robert Bartram for the copy!

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