The Devil Take Tomorrow

The Devil Take Tomorrow

by Gretchen Jeannette

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RT Book Reviews. "Historical fiction lovers will easily become lost in this thrilling Revolutionary War adventure."

George Washington has been marked for death. British agents embedded in the Continental Army wait only for the order to strike. Racing against time, rebel spy Ethan Matlock sets out to protect the one man who can save the Revolution. Without General Washington, the whole American enterprise might easily collapse, for no one else has demonstrated the ability to keep together an army that constantly threatens to fall apart.

Boldly Ethan infiltrates the heart of the British military, occupiers of grand old Philadelphia, where elegant officers posture in drawing rooms and frolic in the bedrooms of the rich. Surrounded by twenty thousand redcoats, aware that the slightest misstep could lead to the gallows, Ethan resorts to vicious measures to unravel a conspiracy of power-hungry men. Against his better judgment, he becomes entangled with the provocative Miss Maddie Graves, whose fierce devotion to the American cause ironically threatens his mission.

Readers' Favorite 2017 Book Award Winner.

2018 Author Academy Awards Finalist. Historical Fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502824424
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/05/2014
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 1.14(d)

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The Devil Take Tomorrow 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ReadersFavorite4 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Heather Osborne for Readers' Favorite The Devil Take Tomorrow by Gretchen Jeannette is a historical fiction novel that takes the reader into the heart of the American Revolutionary War. Ethan Matlock comes across a raiding party determined to bring down the carriage of Robert Sinclair, a loyalist on his way to his holdings. Ethan makes a daring rescue, and integrates himself into Sinclair’s household. However, Ethan has other motives. As a rebel spy, this is the perfect opportunity for him to gain vital information about the British military movements. However, there is one hitch to his plan. He doesn’t count on falling for Maddie Graves, the step-niece of Robert Sinclair, who has her own unexpected devotion to the rebel cause. Can Ethan complete his mission as the noose slowly tightens around his neck and the lives of all the colonists fighting for freedom dangle in the balance, all the while keeping his identity secret from the woman he loves? This is the first time I have read a novel by Miss Jeannette, and I certainly do not plan on it being the last. As a historical fiction fan, research and historical accuracy are paramount for me. This novel did not go amiss. The characters were engaging, the intrigue palatable, and the romance had a nice touch on top of it all. I typically do not read novels set during the American Revolutionary War period, but I am so glad I took a leap and picked this book up. Sprinkled with humor as well as heart-stopping moments, The Devil Take Tomorrow by Gretchen Jeannette is certainly not one to be missed by historical fiction fans.
ReadersFavorite3 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Raanan Geberer for Readers' Favorite In The Devil Take Tomorrow by Gretchen Jeannette, during the early part of the Revolutionary War, a coach bearing Robert Sinclair, a wealthy pro-British merchant with ties to the British high command, is attacked by some unruly Rebel soldiers. They seek to rob the coach and to rape Maddie Graves, Sinclair’s young step-niece. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a horseman with great fighting skills scares off the soldiers. Sinclair finds out that the young man, Ethan Matlock, is also a “Loyalist,” offers to put Ethan up in his home, and gets him a commission in the British army as an espionage agent. What Sinclair doesn’t know is that the whole incident was staged, that Matlock is already a spy — for General Washington’s American army — and that Matlock is now, in effect, a double agent. Matlock also has to worry about Maddie Graves, with whom he has fallen in love. Maddie is fiercely pro-American and could blow Matlock’s cover. Gretchen Jeannette’s The Devil Take Tomorrow should appeal not only to Revolutionary War aficionados, but to fans of historical fiction in general. It’s clear that Ms. Jeannette has done her homework, with references to the battles at Brandywine, Long Island, Germantown and elsewhere. She does a fine job of showing the contempt the British had for the American “rabble,” a contempt that caused them to underestimate the American army. The book is mainly set among the upper classes, but we also see a glimpse of class conflict in the person of Thomas Moody, Sinclair’s manservant who hates the “upstart” Matlock. As for the writing, it’s both action-packed and literate. All in all, The Devil Take Tomorrow is a very good Revolutionary War historical novel.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite The Devil Take Tomorrow by Gretchen Jeannette is a historical fiction novel set in the time of George Washington. The Devil Take Tomorrow will appeal most to an audience made up of adults and young adults who enjoy historical fiction, George Washington, and spy novels. The story follows Ethan Matlock (rebel spy) who has set out to save George Washington from the British agents, who are embedded in the Continental Army and only wait for the order to end George Washington’s life and the hope for the American people. Ethan Matlock infiltrates the heart of the British military where he is constantly surrounded by enemies and the very beautiful Miss Maddie Graves, whose devotion to America threatens his mission. The Devil Take Tomorrow by Gretchen Jeannette is a very well written novel that reminded me a bit of the Sleepy Hollow TV show, without the supernatural elements. The Devil Take Tomorrow is a fast paced novel with both romantic and intriguing elements woven together into the web of this carefully crafted historical fiction. My favorite character was actually not the spy Ethan Matlock, but Miss Maddie Graves. I found her devotion to the American people to be heartening, especially in the face of the huge opposition she faced, not only as a person interested in helping America, but also as a woman. I greatly enjoyed reading The Devil Take Tomorrow by Gretchen Jeannette and I look forward to future books by this author.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite In an excellent work of historical fiction by promising author Gretchen Jeannette, The Devil Take Tomorrow is a book that will keep readers eagerly turning the pages from the very beginning all the way through until the very end. Taking place during colonial times, in the thick of the Revolutionary War, the story follows rebel spy Ethan Matlock as he bravely and boldly infiltrates the highest levels of the British forces, determined to undermine their plans. During one such daring escapade, Matlock finds himself involved with Maddie Graves, a young woman also devoted to the American cause. Not knowing Matlock's secret ambitions, she ironically causes him quite a few headaches. Will the two come together and aid the young Revolutionary movement or will their relationship lead to ruin? You'll need to read the book to find out! I so enjoyed The Devil Take Tomorrow. Author Gretchen Jeannette has done a great job in creating realistic and relatable characters that her readers will come to care about and will root for. If that isn't a hallmark of a great author, I'm not sure what is. The story line is very exciting, full of historically accurate information that will both entertain and inform. Any reader who enjoys historical fiction, action, adventure, thrills, or just a great piece of fiction should absolutely read The Devil Take Tomorrow. I am so pleased to highly recommend this book, and look forward to reading more from the very talented author, Gretchen Jeannette as soon as I possibly can!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite Wow! Just, wow! That's exactly what I thought when I finished reading the debut book by author Gretchen Jeannette, The Devil Take Tomorrow. This book is a roller coaster ride of a read, full of action, adventure, historical intrigue, and yes, even a bit of romance! Following protagonist Ethan Matlock, a Revolutionary spy bent on helping the cause of the fledgling United States as he infiltrates the highest levels of the British military presence, this story will grab readers by the throat from the very start and won't let them go. Full of excitement, espionage, and the complication of the burgeoning romance between Ethan and the lovely Miss Maddie Graves, readers will find themselves obsessively turning the pages from the start all the way through until the very end. I loved The Devil Take Tomorrow. Loved. It. How's that for a review? Well, it's definitely how I felt about this gem of a book. As a person who does a great deal of reading in the historical fiction genre, I found the plot believable, authentic, and mired in historical truths. Author Gretchen Jeannette must have truly done her homework in the writing of this novel, and it really shows. Readers of historical fiction should certainly take note of this book, but any others just looking for an excellent story should also pick it up. It is easy for me to give this book my highest recommendation, and I look forward to reading more in this excellent new series as soon as possible!
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