The Scarlet Stockings Spy

I recently found this book while doing my own personal research on the American Revolution. Though not one of my very informative reads, it was an interesting book and I enjoyed the narrative.

a2ea603b-f614-4781-b2d2-cb82bf71e3e0img400The war for American independence has begun. While many patriots fight bloody battles and British spies steal secrets, Maddy Rose fights the war her way, using a secret code with her brother, Jonathan. She struts proudly through her hometown, unashamed of the homespun clothes she wears and the used hat on her head. Maddy Rose is no Tory! But one fateful day, she discovers a British man o’ war in their harbor and must contact her brother. As the drums of war sound and fighting breaks out just beyond the limits of the town, Maddy Rose must send out her most important message – and suffer a dreadful blow.

This book was exciting, well told, and had a bittersweet ending. I also love the patriotism displayed by an eleven-year old girl. I highly recommend this book for anyone at all. It’s a lovely read and beautifully illustrated. A wonderful tribute to the girls of the period.

This entry was posted in Book Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to The Scarlet Stockings Spy

  1. That was well-written and made me want to read the book!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s