ePUB The Spymistress ePUB ¼ ☆ gigonog.me

In April Van Lew’s convictions compelled her to defy the new Confederate regime Pledging her loyalty to the Lincoln White House her courage would never waver even as her wartime actions threatened not only her reputation but also her life Van Lew’s skills in gathering military intelligence were unparalleled She helped to construct the Richmond Underground and orchestrated escapes from the infamous Confederate Libby Prison under th

spymistress free The Spymistress EpubIn April Van Lew’s convictions compelled her to defy the new Confederate regime Pledging her loyalty to the Lincoln White House her courage would never waver even as her wartime actions threatened not only her reputation but also her life Van Lew’s skills in gathering military intelligence were unparalleled She helped to construct the Richmond Underground and orchestrated escapes from the infamous Confederate Libby Prison under th

[KINDLE] ✾ The Spymistress Author Jennifer Chiaverini – Gigonog.me Born to slave holding aristocracy in Richmond Virginia and educated by Northern uakers Elizabeth Van Lew was a paradox of her time When her native state seceded in April 1861 Van Lew’s convictions cKINDLE The Spymistress Author Jennifer Chiaverini Gigonogme Born to slave holding aristocracy in Richmond Virginia and educated by Northern uakers Elizabeth Van Lew was a paradox of her time When her native state seceded in April 1861 Van Lew’s convictions c Born to slave holding aristocracy in Richmond Virginia and educated by Northern uakers Elizabeth Van Lew was a paradox of her time When her native state seceded

ePUB The Spymistress ePUB ¼ ☆ gigonog.me

ePUB The Spymistress ePUB ¼ ☆ gigonog.me Jennifer Chiaverini is the New York Times bestselling author of several acclaimed historical novels and the beloved Elm Creek uilts series as well as six collections of uilt patterns inspired by her books A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago she lives with her husband and two sons in Madison Wisconsin About her historical fiction the Milwaukee Journal Se.

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  1. Erin Erin says:

    ePUB The Spymistress ePUB ¼ ☆ gigonog.me spymistress free, The Spymistress EpubDespite the fact that the book's subject and main protagonist Elizabeth Van Lew grated on my nerves from time to time this was by far my favorite Civil war era book by Jennifer Chiaverini Elizabeth her brother John and her mother are loyal to their government in Washington and find their core values shaken when Virginia votes to leave the union Now they find themselves among neighbors who support the cause of the South So in secret Elizabeth decides to get involved in an elaborate spy network hoping to get messages into th


  2. Cameran Cameran says:

    ePUB The Spymistress ePUB ¼ ☆ gigonog.me spymistress free, The Spymistress Epub25 out of 5 starsAt times The Spymistress can be a very enjoyable book It depicts the story of Miss Elizabeth Van Lew who collected information to aid the Union during the Civil War As a woman living in Confederate Virginia Elizabeth’s loyalties to the Union and abolitionist ideals put her within grave danger yet she never backs down from what she considers to be her duty She provided comforts to Union prisoners of war and sometimes helped them escape; she depleted her fortune to put towards the war effort; she created


  3. Gail Strickland Gail Strickland says:

    ePUB The Spymistress ePUB ¼ ☆ gigonog.me spymistress free, The Spymistress EpubYou know those books you can't put down and hurry through them because they're so wonderful? This isn't one of them


  4. Erin Erin says:

    ePUB The Spymistress ePUB ¼ ☆ gigonog.me spymistress free, The Spymistress EpubFind this and other reviews at War era lit is not easy for me to read I think it a wonderful period with a wealth of compelling material but I find a lot of writers get caught up in the morality of the conflict and end up releasing very simplistic and one sided accounts that glorify the virtuous north against the villainous bigoted and degenerate south I get the appeal of the good vs evil allegory but it's been done a million times and at the end of the day I find it banal and cliché Take the concept of self emancipation expressed in Daniel Woodrell's Woe to Live On the loss of innocence explored in Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain or the transformation of southern culture illustrated in Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind These are sort of deeper themes I find appealing and I don't think Jennifer Chiaverini pushed that envelope with The SpymistressLizzie is so blinded with her own self righteousness that she


  5. Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~* Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~* says:

    ePUB The Spymistress ePUB ¼ ☆ gigonog.me spymistress free, The Spymistress EpubSetting Confederate VirginiaDespite her fervent loyalty to the Union cause wealthy spinster Elizabeth Van Lew cannot bring herself to abandon her beloved Virginia even after it secedes from the United States During her missions of mercy to the Union soldiers imprisoned in the Confederate capital of Richmond she realizes she is perfectly situated to glean information that could hasten a Union victory Risking her reputation her fortune and her life she gradually constructs an intricate patchwork of spies going even so far as to place an educated freeborn black woman as a servant in the Confederate president Jefferson Davis household I really had high hopes for this book but found it to have information overload


  6. Lyn (Readinghearts) Lyn (Readinghearts) says:

    ePUB The Spymistress ePUB ¼ ☆ gigonog.me spymistress free, The Spymistress EpubThere are a lot of books out there about the American Civil War both Historical Fiction novels and Non fiction histories Unlike many of the civil war books out there which tell grand sweeping stories of famous battles The Spymistress established author Jennifer Chiaverini's new Historical Fiction novel focuses on a much smaller but just as important story The book tells the story of Elizabeth Van Lew a staunch Unionist who just happens to live behind the Confederate lines in Virginia She also happens to become one of the most successful Union spies as well as running a vast spy network that encompassed people from all races and genders There are two things about this book that allows it to stand up there with the big boys and hold its own with the stories of Micheal and Jeff Shaara John Jakes Ralph Peters and Geraldine Brooks First it focuses on


  7. Kris - My Novelesque Life Kris - My Novelesque Life says:

    ePUB The Spymistress ePUB ¼ ☆ gigonog.me spymistress free, The Spymistress EpubRATING 4 STARS In Spymistress Chiaverini tells the story of a wealthy Southern spinster who aligned herself with the Union side Elizabeth Van Lew's finacee died before they could marry and has remained true to his memory She lived with her widowed mother married brother with his wife and two daughters and houseful of freed slaves Her slave holding father made a stipulation in the will that the slaves could never be


  8. Heather Heather says:

    ePUB The Spymistress ePUB ¼ ☆ gigonog.me spymistress free, The Spymistress EpubGrabbed this at the library on a whim based on the title and a uick peek at the jacket Thought the book was well researched but it wasn't what I expected With a title like The Spymistress I expected thought there'd be some action and suspense In my opinion Chiaverini got bogged do


  9. Christina DeVane Christina DeVane says:

    ePUB The Spymistress ePUB ¼ ☆ gigonog.me spymistress free, The Spymistress EpubIf you enjoy history and the civil war this is a must read I love both and this is based on the real life of Elizabeth Van Lew a spy for the Union Excellent writing style and I also learned so much history in the process


  10. Brenda A Brenda A says:

    ePUB The Spymistress ePUB ¼ ☆ gigonog.me spymistress free, The Spymistress EpubThe Spymistress has been on my shelf for a while and I finally got tired of looking at it there and decided to knock it out I really enjoy anything pertaining to the United States civil war because it’s such a deeply complicated issue Yes on the surface it was pro slavery or anti slavery but there were numerous factors that dictated the way people respondedUltimately this is a slightly glossed over historical fiction I love that the author chose to write about a person who actually existed and worked on the fringes to assist with the Union However our main character was definitely out of touch She did not suffer the way thousands of others did marching into battle a loved one marching into battle a loved


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