Shadow Patriots: A Novel of the Revolution

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Macmillan, 2006 - Fiction - 384 pages
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In July of 1776, the American colonies are ablaze with passion. In the streets, those who would be free boldly read aloud the newly written Declaration of Independence. It is a cry of freedom, but it is also a time of critical confrontation, both on the battlefield and off as the people of a new nation choose between their king and an uncertain future.

It is a choice which is not easily made. As Commander-in-chief George Washington declares a major victory in New York, the rest of the colonies separate into Patriots and Tories. Kate Darby never expected to be swept up in this political storm. The Darbys are Quakers who have pledged their allegiance to God first--but that soon changes. Kate's younger brother, Seth, can no longer deny his soul's cry against tyranny. Fleeing from his Loyalist parents' house to join General Washington's ragtag forces, Seth enters a life he never expected.
With the influx of British soldiers, Philadelphia soon becomes a temporary base camp for the English forces. When the Darbys find themselves forced to take in Major Jonathan Andre, Kate falls quickly for his charm.

Despite her warring affections, Kate finds herself drawn deep into the war. As she attempts to follow her brother, she risks her life and her family's reputation by becoming a spy for the patriot forces, a role which quickly transforms the once-timid Quaker girl. With a world of danger and political upheaval thrown before them, Kate and Seth face incredible danger in the hopes of shaping one of the single most important events in American history: the war for freedom.

Told with historical accuracy and incredible attention to period detail, Shadow Patriots recreates America at its youngest and describes with vivid intensity the men and women who bravely did their part to deliver it from tyranny.

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User Review  - Sarah_Gruwell - LibraryThing

I’ll give the author the nod for her historical research. From small details like hair cages and macaroni dress habits to the large epics events, Battle of Monmouth and Valley Forge, Lucia has shown ... Read full review

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Shadow Patriots by Lucia St Clair Robson is a novel set during the American Revolution. Kate Danby is a Quaker and although they are against war and most choose not to take sides, Kate sees her ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
17
Section 4
27
Section 5
36
Section 6
44
Section 7
51
Section 8
60
Section 22
184
Section 23
193
Section 24
204
Section 25
213
Section 26
223
Section 27
231
Section 28
241
Section 29
251

Section 9
68
Section 10
77
Section 11
84
Section 12
95
Section 13
103
Section 14
108
Section 15
117
Section 16
127
Section 17
138
Section 18
147
Section 19
154
Section 20
164
Section 21
173
Section 30
257
Section 31
264
Section 32
283
Section 33
294
Section 34
303
Section 35
311
Section 36
322
Section 37
333
Section 38
344
Section 39
353
Section 40
361
Section 41
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Lucia St. Clair Robson was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in South Florida. She has been a Peace Corps volunteer in Venezuela and a teacher in Brooklyn, New York. She has also lived in Japan, South Carolina and southern Arizona. After earning her master's degree in Library Science at Florida State University, she worked as a public librarian in Annapolis, Maryland. She lives near Annapolis in a wooded community on the Severn River. The Western Writers of America awarded her first book, Ride the Wind, the Golden Spur for best historical western of 1982 and it also made the New York Times Best Seller List.

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