In beginning of 1774, Jack McCready and Mara Weingardt may have been the only two people in the colony of Maryland who couldn’t care less about the British tax on tea.
Mara, a widow with two boys to support, had enough difficulty simply keeping her small farm together so that she would not have to marry the abusive, lecherous neighbor who owned her property. And peddler Jack could only care about the tax if somehow he could profit by it, which he could not.
That is, until the day he is offered a substantial sum of money to carry correspondence from one disgruntled colonist to another. And soon he's offered even more money to reveal just what those disgruntled colonists in Annapolis are planning among themselves.
Now the tax on tea appears to have the potential for great profit, if only he can find a boy to help with the deliveries.
Mara has two boys.
But she also has a strict Moravian background that would prevent her from ever agreeing to accompany Jack to Annapolis. Or at least it should have.
When Jack becomes more enmeshed in the dawning struggle for independence, he starts to realize that he cannot continue to betray the patriot cause. But Mara’s exposure to the cultured world of Annapolis society has led her to cherish all things English.
The world’s about to turn upside down . . .
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About the Author
Kate Dolan began her writing career as a legal editor and then newspaper columnist before she decided she was finally ready to tackle fiction. As the author of more than a dozen novels and novellas, she writes historical fiction and romance under her own name and cozy mysteries and children's books under the name K.D. Hays. When not writing, she enjoys volunteering as a living history interpreter, coaching jump rope and riding roller coasters with her daughter. She loves to connect with readers on Facebook and through her website, www.katedolan.com.