~ General Daniel Morgan, Set Fire to the Rain, Bk 4 Winds of Betrayal
Six long years, the war has raged. Six long years, the Corbett siblings have clung to the belief in their cause. Moreover, the war is far from over!
The Southern Army is in tatters with the devastating defeat at Camden. But all is not lost. General Washington sends his most trusted general, Nathanael Greene, to lead what is left of the army. In the darkest hour, Greene, in turn, draws upon the Old Wagoner, General Daniel Morgan.
At his northern headquarters, Washington faces his toughest decisions. Once more, he turns to his most trusted spy ring. Once more, he seeks the information needed to turn the war. This time, though, he needs more. He needs to feed the British misleading intelligence. He needs the British to believe he is eyeing New York...at least, until it is too late for them to act.
Spies and traitors! Love and Betrayal! Winds of Betrayal is coming to a dramatic conclusion! Follow Jonathan and Hannah Corbett on their final path of their fight for freedom!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is so appropriate to read at this time, just now celebrating the United States Independence. In fact, the whole series is. These United States of America had a beginning, the pulling away from a mother who held onto its young. With Jerri Hine's saga in these four books, in Winds of Betrayal, the reader experiences the angst, fear, passionate patriotism, and love which does not discriminate between nations in time of war. I loved the whole series and pray, dear reader, you will look at her work. Her writing has left an impressionable stamp upon my heart. Jerri Hine’s writing has always absorbed me. I’ve read many of her books with great satisfaction. Her writing exposes her great passion of American history and her detail in putting a story on paper following the chronological events of history. She laces her stories with love of family, between husbands and wives, and their children. We feel the anxiety of families fighting for what they deem precious – loyalty of nation and family. She balances well the opposing sides, providing stories which elicit the reader’s own anxiety and emotion for simply the human experience of family. This is a story of love which does not take into account which side of the battle one is on. It is about the wrenching of normal life as we see it, for those who are willing to reach beyond and wish a better life for those we love, for a person who is able to pursue life, liberty and happiness. A wish we aspire to. “It is moments like these that the character of man shines forth, Morgan stated firmly. “I say set fire to rain. Ignite the flames what is true and just. Torch the blaze with our courage and resolve so when we are done, all men will be free!” Men who are good, innately so, find themselves doing what they wish not to. Marcus, one of the characters in the story wonders how much of the good is left in the man he had become? Fighting too long, a man will no longer remember the man he once had been. In the upcoming days I will be spotlighting Hine's work and interview her. She's written several saga close to this time period, tugging at the inner revolutionary of us all and desire to be free who decide how our lives should be ordered.
The 4 books in this series are set during the time of the American Revolution. Each book flows into the next and offers suspense, family rivalries, jealousy, love, lies and betrayal in glorious abundance. The characters are richly-written and complex and have depth and substance. Some you will love and some you will love to hate. The plots are intricate, move at a good pace and hold your interest effortlessly. The scenery is described in such a way as to draw you in and make you feel as if you are a part of the story. At times, I could almost smell the gunpowder and metallic stench of bloodshed. The heroes are dashing, sometimes dangerous and quite debonair. The heroines are strong, beautiful, smart and charming. All of these aspects combined to create a series of book that I did not want to put down. My only critique is that I found the editing to be a bit lacking. *I received a complimentary set of these books in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.