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The Tory Widow by Christine Blevins
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In 1766 Anne Peabody's father gives her in marriage to a much older and unattractive Peter Merrick. Although the wedding is interrupted by printer's apprentice Jack Hampton, who is so carried away by the repeal of the Stamp Act he graces Anne with a big kiss. Years later, a widowed Anne finds herself involved with Jack and he becomes involved with The Sons of Liberty and the fight for freedom against the British.

Enough other reviewers have recapped the plot quite nicely and I needn't rehash it again. While I found Anne and Jack an engaging pair with enough tension and misunderstandings to keep the story moving, it wasn't the most exciting read either, kind of a cross between historical fiction and historical romance. A very easy breezy read to entertain you whilst trapped inside on a rainy Sunday afternoon, but it doesn't stick with you long after you're done. A good book, just not a great one.
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April 17, 2009 – Shelved
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May 21, 2009 – Finished Reading

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