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In Midnight Beverly Jenkins explores the beginning of the American Revolution from a different perspective than the story is often told. Set in Boston, our heroine is Faith Kingston the daughter of a loyal British tavern owner. Faith though has taken on a new persona and is now a spy for the rebellion known as “Lady Midnight”. Faith has set her course and seemingly nothing can distract her from it. That is, until she meets world adventurer Nicholas Grey.

Nicholas has his own agenda and has only returned to Boston to seek revenge for his father’s death. However, it seems that his cause and Faith’s cause will soon be joined. As the two become closer it is obvious that their desire for each other is not the only thing they have in common. Soon, Nicholas and Faith must face a battle together that is bigger than their desire for one another.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and found it both entertaining and very educational. Often we are limited to the information we are told in history books and depending on when you went to school that information is not always the same and often is told from one particular perspective. Reading this book gave me the opportunity to see the American Revolution from a fresh and new perspective that is not often explored. In addition, the author’s research on the roles that women played in the American Revolution, particularly the role as a spy against the British military which in fact was one of the roles women played lent further credence and depth to the story.

Not only is this a beautiful, entertaining romance between Faith and Nicholas, I believe it is also a welcome reminder of how America got its start. This book is definitely well worth a read.

Book Blurb for Midnight

In a time of peril, she fears nothing—except the forbidden passions of her heart.

In Boston, revolution is in the wind—yet none would ever suspect Faith Kingston of treason. But under cover of darkness, the beautiful daughter of a Tory tavern owner becomes the notorious spy “Lady Midnight,” passing valuable secrets to the rebels. Dedicated to fighting British tyranny, she’ll let nothing distract her— until a dark, mesmerizing stranger enters her life.

A reckless, worldly adventurer, Nicholas Grey has returned to troubled Massachusetts seeking revenge for the death of his rebel father. He suspects a local innkeeper, but it’s the man’s breathtaking, ebony-skinned daughter who has truly captured his interest. Nicholas burns for the sensuous, secretive lady—and Faith cannot mask her own blazing desires. But when destiny unites their causes, the passion that draws Midnight into Nicholas’s arms is as dangerous as it is glorious—and it could spell disaster for them both.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2010 5.00