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Camp Follower by Suzanne Adair
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bookshelves: historical-fiction

Camp Follower is one of a loosely connected series of books, set in North and South Carolina during the American War of Independence. I knew little about this aspect of that war when I started, and found the setting fascinating. Allegiances were fluid, and the civilian population might suffer at the hands of both sides.

Suzanne focuses mainly on personal relationships, using the military actions as a backdrop to these. The plot of this book is built around the central character's journey as a female journalist with a contingent of the British army, during a particularly unsuccessful campaign.

The books combine elements of crime and mystery writing alongside the historical fiction, and this extra dimension gives the reader the opportunity to try to deduce the bigger picture ahead of the characters.

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 15, 2015 – Finished Reading
April 22, 2015 – Shelved as: historical-fiction

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