With each chapter representing one day in Mary Warner's journey from Kentucky to Washington, One April After the War, provides a highly detailed account of Mary, Merritt and Argent's adventure. Mary's circumstance and personality pulled me in from the beginning as Merritt and Warner arrived at her home to find everything out of the ordinary. I liked that Mary challenged the Agents, showed her independence and demanded what she needed for her comfort while traveling. I was intrigued by her family's situation and the methods that Mary was using to cope with her grief as well as run the farm. This book only covers half the journey and leads to interesting developments in the relationship between Mary, Merritt and Argent. It seems like the Agents begin to figure out that Mary is a strong, independent, young women only to increasingly treat her like a prisoner. The mystery of why Mary is being shipped halfway across the country to meet with the President becomes secondary to the mystery of why someone is out to get Agents Merritt and Argent at the end of the book. With that, I'd love to finish Mary's adventure in the second book where she will hopefully make it to Washington D.C.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.