Review of Spy of Richmond by Jocelyn Green

Leah Courtney
I've read all of Jocelyn Green's Heroines Behind the Lines novels so far and was thrilled to be able to read and review the fourth in the series. I've reviewed Wedded to War, Widow of Gettysburg, , and Yankee in Atlanta. All of the books take place during The War Between the States, and they all center around real, historic events and brave women who waged their own battles on their home fronts during the war.

Spy of Richmond was just as great as the previous books. I didn't want to put it down as soon as I picked it up and begin reading.

The characters throughout all of these stories are compelling and richly developed. Although each book focuses on new characters, some of the characters from previous books will make an appearance. I love the characters that Jocelyn Green describes, and I feel as if I get to know them through reading.

The author does a good job of presenting a balanced picture of the people during this time of war. There were noble and brave people on both sides of the lines during the war, and Jocelyn Green does a good job portraying them.

Spy of Richmond- and indeed all of the books in this series- makes me want to read and read to watch the story unfold. But it also makes me want to hold on because I know I'll be sad to see it end.

I can definitely recommend this one with 5 stars. There are some pretty rough pictures painted of the deprivations of war and the inhumanity of some of those involved.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are entirely my own, and I was not compensated in any other way.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Spy of Richmond
River North (March 1, 2015)
Jocelyn Green


Jocelyn Green is a child of God, wife and mom living in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She is also an award-winning journalist, author, editor and blogger. Though she has written nonfiction on a variety of topics, her name is most widely recognized for her ministry to military wives: Faith Deployed. Her passion for the military family was fueled by her own experience as a military wife, and by the dozens of interviews she has conducted with members of the military for her articles and books, Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives and its sequel, Faith Deployed...Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives. She is also co-author of both Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front (forthcoming, May 2012). Her Faith Deployed Web site and Facebook page continue to provide ongoing support, encouragement and resources for military wives worldwide.


Trust none. Risk all. Richmond, Virginia, 1863. Compelled to atone for the sins of her slaveholding father, Union loyalist Sophie Kent risks everything to help end the war from within the Confederate capital and abolish slavery forever. But she can't do it alone. Former slave Bella Jamison sacrifices her freedom to come to Richmond, where her Union soldier husband is imprisoned, and her twin sister still lives in bondage in Sophie's home. Though it may cost them their lives, they work with Sophie to betray Rebel authorities. Harrison Caldwell, a Northern freelance journalist who escorts Bella to Richmond, infiltrates the War Department as a clerk-but is conscripted to defend the city's fortifications.

As Sophie's spy network grows, she walks a tightrope of deception, using her father's position as newspaper editor and a suitor's position in the ordnance bureau for the advantage of the Union. One misstep could land her in prison, or worse. Suspicion hounds her until she barely even trusts herself. When her espionage endangers the people she loves, she makes a life-and-death gamble.

Will she follow her convictions even though it costs her everything-and everyone-she holds dear?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Spy of Richmond, go HERE.

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Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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