An Unconditional Freedom

An Unconditional Freedom

A Novel of the Civil War

Book - 2019
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An assassination plot that could end the Civil War, and a drive for vengeance that could destroy a secret league of unsung heroes . . .

Daniel Cumberland's uneventful life as a freedman in Massachusetts ended the night he was kidnapped and sold into slavery. To then have his freedom restored by the very man who stole his beloved's heart is almost too much to bear. When he's offered entry into the Loyal League, the covert organization of spies who helped free him, Daniel seizes the opportunity to help take down the Confederacy and vent the rage that consumes him.

When the Union Army occupies Janeta Sanchez's small Florida town, her family's goodwill and ties to Cuba fail to protect her father from being unjustly imprisoned for treason. To ensure her father's release, Janeta is made an offer she can't refuse- spy for the Confederacy. Driven by a desire for vengeance and the hope of saving her family, she agrees to infiltrate the Loyal League as a double agent.

Daniel is both aggravated and intrigued by the headstrong recruit. For the first time in months, he feels something other than anger, but a partner means being accountable, and Daniel's secret plan to settle a vendetta and strike a blow for the Union can be entrusted to no one. As Janeta and Daniel track Jefferson Davis on his tour of the South, their dual hidden missions are threatened by the ghosts of their pasts and a growing mutual attraction-that might be their only hope for the future.
Publisher: New York :, Kensington Books,, ©2019.
Edition: First Kensington trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781496707482
Branch Call Number: FICTION COL
Characteristics: 270 pages ; 21 cm

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Apr 12, 2019

Daniel Cumberland was born free in the north, but was deceived, captured and sold into slavery. Though a traumatized and broken man, after regaining his freedom he joins the Loyal League, a spy organization whose members infiltrate and report on happenings in the south during the time of the Civil War. He is partnered with Janeta, a young woman of Cuban origin whose mother had been enslaved, and who is hiding her own secrets. This is the third volume in Cole's Loyal League series, but for me it didn't quite measure up to the first two (An Extraordinary Union being my favorite). It is always a treat to read about this time period, especially from voices not traditionally represented in the romance genre, and Cole's writing is quite lovely.

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