Friday, February 5, 2021

Answering Liberty's Call - Anna Stones Daring Ride to Valley Forge by Tracy Lawson


This is a fictional account of a woman's journey based on historical notes.  Anna wasn't going to marry but then she met Benjamin and he told her he wasn't going to tell her what to do like most of husbands did in that day.

Fidelis Publishing sent me a book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

Anna and Benjamin have three children.  He's in the service as well as her brothers.  She gets word that they are sick and don't have enough to eat so she gathers up food, blankets and clothes for her and heads out.  

She goes alone but every one is worried about her.  It's not safe for a young woman to ride through the forests and hills to get to Valley Forge.  She knows that but she goes anyway.

She almost gets raped, gets caught by enemy soldiers, and more.  Then someone wants her to take a message to General Washington.  She agrees but she has to find a place to hide it well.

She makes it to her destination and meets her husband who can't believe it's her.  She helps those she can and then she has to turn around and go home.  General Washington lets her husband escort home.  Her message to him helps him win the upcoming battle.

This is interesting and there are lot of challenges for Anna.  She's a strong woman.  I'd never heard of her before but this story introduces you to her.  It was a good read.

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