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By Barbara Ashley

With a gripping you-are-there immediacy, Barbara Ashley has created characters who spring to existence at the pages of "Amazons, Rebels & Spies?" even if this can be a paintings of fiction, the studies of Amanda, Tom, Cassie and Wade and the demanding situations they face have been encouraged through Barbara's meticulous study into the lives of genuine males, ladies and youngsters as printed of their diaries, letters and memoirs.
while civil warfare breaks out within the spring of 1861, Amanda is a gorgeous younger spouse and mom. She and her cherished husband Tom dread secession and the upcoming clash as a hazard to their completely satisfied lifestyles in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tom's sister Cassie is an clever and rebellious woman who goals of changing into a qualified actress. annoyed by means of the very restricted innovations open to her as a good nineteenth century lady, she hopes the warfare will provide her an opportunity to dwell a extra intriguing and lucrative lifestyles. After marrying a guy she doesn't love in her look for monetary independence, Cassie serves as a nurse in accomplice army hospitals until eventually the Union military occupies Nashville in March of 1862. Invited by way of her lover to affix a insurgent undercover agent ring, Cassie jumps on the likelihood to aid the South win the struggle whereas she satisfies her yearning for adventure.
defined by way of Cassie as being "squat and unsightly as a toad", the Griffin's good friend Wade Cunningham is an excellent and ruthless legal professional who seizes the possibilities the conflict offers to make his fortune, to revenge himself upon the Southern aristocrats who have scorned him and to pursue his unrequited ardour for Amanda.
"Amazons, Rebels & Spies?" tells the riveting tale in their struggles to maintain what they've got, to get what they need and to outlive the commercial and moral demanding situations posed via secession and civil war.

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