Monday, May 14, 2012
The Messenger by Siri Mitchell - Book Review
Jeremiah Jones was injured in the war and is now bitter and angry. He becomes a colonial spy. He needs access to the jail to help rescue the men. When he meets Hannah, a plan begins to develop. He sees Hannah as the perfect spy, after all who would suspect a Quaker girl visiting her brother?
There is one snag in Jeremiah's plan...Hannah's determination to always do the right thing and never tell a lie. How can you be a spy and not lie? This unlikely pair work together to help others and begin to find out things about themselves in the process.
This is the first book I have read by Siri Mitchell and I have to admit that I am not an instant fan of hers. I would give her writings another try, but she is definitely not on my list of favorite authors. The book seemed a little boring at times, especially in the middle. I also was not fond of the ending. I don't want to say too much about it because I wouldn't want to give anything away, but I just expected a more detailed ending. I even looked to see if there was an Epilogue that would give more details. I did however enjoy reading a book set during the revolutionary war and I loved reading about the Quaker faith. So to sum it up I would have to say that I did not love the book, but I didn't hate it either.
***This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.