When a young colonial beauty works off her family's debt as a servant--and her country's debt as a spy--in the home of a British merchant, she finds it easy to forget her sworn cause when he holds her in his arms.
Set in Massachusetts in 1786, this is a pleasant departure from author Greenwood's mostly Texas settings. This fictional story takes place against the backdrop of actual events that resulted in the Constitution of the United States being written and ratified.
Nathan Trent comes to America from England to take over his uncle's business affairs and finds that most of the local farmers owe money to his uncle or other merchants. Foreclosure on farms is common and the locals resent all "redcoats". Ruben Stowbridge owes money to Nathan's uncle and in order to save the family farm for Ruben, his wife and children, Delilah (Ruben's sister)goes to work for Nathan to pay off the debt. Delilah is encouraged by her brother and his friends to spy on Nathan and report everything back to them. Delilah is hesitant to spy but agrees.
What develops is a slow but growing attraction between Delilah and Nathan with each of them mistrusting the other. Adding to the mistrust is Delilah's constant loyalty to her brother and the hatred of Nathan's aunt and cousin toward Delilah.
This is another page turner - well written and historically factual. I am a Greenwood fan and although some of his works have disappointed, this is not one of them.