THE CRESCENT SPY (Lake Union Pub.) is the latest novel by Michael Wallace. It’s a historical book set during the Civil War when the Union and Confederate Armies are fighting.
LAKE UNION PUB. SUMMARY:
Writing under a man’s name, Josephine Breaux is the finest reporter at Washington’s Morning Clarion. Using her wit and charm, she never fails to get the scoop on the latest Union and Confederate activities. But when a rival paper reveals her true identity, accusations of treason fly. Despite her claims of loyalty to the Union, she’s arrested as a spy and traitor.
To Josephine’s surprise, she’s whisked away to the White House, where she learns that President Lincoln himself wishes to use her cunning and skill for a secret mission in New Orleans that could hasten the end of the war. For Josephine, though, this mission threatens to open old wounds and expose dangerous secrets. In the middle of the most violent conflict the country has ever seen, can one woman overcome the treacherous secrets of her past in order to secure her nation’s future?
President Abraham Lincoln is one of my favorite presidents and I’ve done a fair amount of reading about him and his Presidency over the years. I found the premise for THE CRESCENT SPY interesting, but personally, I didn’t fully sign on. I found Josephine to be a smart fully developed character with a lot of sass and courage, but unfortunately, I found myself overwhelmed with back story, so it was difficult to get engaged in the actual story Mr. Wallace was trying to tell.
In Michael Wallace’s personal bio, it writes he grew up “in a small religious community in Utah, eventually heading east to live in Rhode Island and Vermont.” That certainly captured my interest.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours http://www.tlcbooktours.com for providing one copy to giveaway. Simply leave your name in the comments section and we’ll pick a winner Monday. Good luck and have a great weekend!