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A Hostage To Heritage by Suzanne Adair
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A Hostage to Heritage is another of Suzanne's books set in the American War of Independence. Rather than following a campaign, this one is geographically more localised in the Wilmington area. Here, the main character is a soldier responsible for solving a particular crime, who needs to bridge some of the gaps between the British occupying force and the civilian population. The various groups and factions, and their relationships, are drawn sympathetically.

One of the key themes here - as suggested by the title - is that individuals' past experiences and actions continually trail into the present. Meetings with old friends and enemies, and recapitulation of old patterns of behaviour, shape much of the plot. The question that both characters and reader have to face, is whether past events need to be set aside, confronted, or integrated into current choices.

The book is standalone, but some familiarity with the characters from earlier books will help to follow the changing dynamics between them. An enjoyable read, and one where you have to keep your wits about you as the story twists and turns.

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Reading Progress

March 25, 2015 – Started Reading
March 25, 2015 – Shelved
April 18, 2015 – Finished Reading

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