The Spymaster's Mistress is an intriguing and heartfelt novel of the American Revolution. Told through alternating points of view of Rachel and her cousin, David, aide to Benedict Arnold, many views of the war are explored. From the beginning, I was pulled in by Rachel's fervor for fighting against the British. David's point of view was equally as intriguing as he gave insight into Benedict Arnold's actions and state of mind as he went from hero to traitor. The writing pulled me into the time period as well as the stark differences between the British occupation in Philadelphia and the battlefields. From the time Rachel and John's flirtation began, I knew they would be a wonderful couple despite their many differences and loyalties. It was interesting to watch Rachel's internal battle as she began to fall in love with John but still wanted to gather helpful intelligence for the Americans. Alternatively, David tries to reconcile his feelings as his cousin marries an British Captain and Arnold seems to be falling apart. Engrossing and genuine The Spymaster's Mistress is an amazing story of the American Revolution.
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