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.
The 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.