Amazons, Rebels & Spies? by Barbara Ashley

By Barbara Ashley

With a gripping you-are-there immediacy, Barbara Ashley has created characters who spring to existence at the pages of "Amazons, Rebels & Spies?" even though this can be a paintings of fiction, the reviews of Amanda, Tom, Cassie and Wade and the demanding situations they face have been encouraged through Barbara's meticulous examine into the lives of genuine males, ladies and kids as published of their diaries, letters and memoirs.
whilst civil battle breaks out within the spring of 1861, Amanda is a gorgeous younger spouse and mom. She and her cherished husband Tom dread secession and the approaching clash as a risk to their comfortable lifestyles in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tom's sister Cassie is an clever and rebellious lady who desires of turning into a certified actress. pissed off by means of the very constrained strategies open to her as a decent nineteenth century girl, she hopes the battle will provide her an opportunity to stay a extra intriguing and lucrative existence. After marrying a guy she doesn't love in her look for monetary independence, Cassie serves as a nurse in accomplice army hospitals until eventually the Union military occupies Nashville in March of 1862. Invited through her lover to hitch a insurgent undercover agent ring, Cassie jumps on the likelihood to aid the South win the struggle whereas she satisfies her yearning for adventure.
defined by means of Cassie as being "squat and unsightly as a toad", the Griffin's buddy Wade Cunningham is an excellent and ruthless lawyer who seizes the possibilities the battle presents to make his fortune, to revenge himself upon the Southern aristocrats who have scorned him and to pursue his unrequited ardour for Amanda.
"Amazons, Rebels & Spies?" tells the riveting tale in their struggles to maintain what they've got, to get what they need and to outlive the commercial and moral demanding situations posed through secession and civil war.

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