The Confederate capital in the height of the Civil War: no place for a Union loyalist. But just the place for a spy.
Her father a slaveholder, her suitor a Confederate officer, and she an abolitionist, Sophie Kent must walk a tightrope of deception in her efforts to end slavery. As suspicion in Richmond rises, Sophie's espionage becomes more and more dangerous. If her courage will carry her through, what will be lost along the way—her true love, her father, her life?
Spy of Richmond is a work of fiction inspired by first-person accounts of Union loyalists and Confederates living in Richmond during the Civil War. This is the fourth and last book in the series Heroines Behind the Lines: Civil War, which offers an inside look at women's contributions during times of war. For more information about the series, visit heroinesbehindthelines.com.
Spy of Richmond is meticulously researched historical fiction that shares the struggles, courage, fears, and faith of ordinary citizens who lived in extraordinary times. Jocelyn is a master at weaving historical facts into her novels so the reader is simultaneously educated and entertained. A captivating story that brings history to life.
—Jessica James, author of Noble Cause and two-time winner of the John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction
A spellbinding story, told with historical veracity, about loyal Unionists who risk everything for their country in the heart of the Confederacy. Once begun, Spy of Richmond is nearly impossible to put down.
—Joseph Wheelan, author of Libby Prison Breakout: The Daring Escape from the Notorious Civil War Prison
The Spy of Richmond is richly peppered with descriptions and details of Confederate Richmond as it feels the strains of the last two years of the Civil War. Tensions in the city come to life through characters, both Northern and Southern, grasping for hope and survival. Sophie's desire to do what is right and morally humane in the face of the terrors of war is applaudable. It's inspiring to see how one woman's sacrifice could impact the freedom of so many.
—Karen A. Chase, Church Hill Association, Richmond, Virginia
Praise for Wedded to War (Book 1)*
*2013 Christy Award Finalist (Historical Fiction and First Novel categories)
With stirring detail and a firm grasp of the historical background, this novel totally engages the reader and shows the difficulties women encounter as they strive to serve the Union and make unconventional choices.
—Carol Kammen, editorial writer for History News and Tompkins County (N.Y.) historian
The research behind this shines. Green's descriptions of the first hospitals, the horrors of battlefield medicine, and the extraordinary courage and vision of the women who took on this challenge carry the whole book. For this alone it's worth the read.
—Historical Novel Society
Praise for Widow of Gettysburg (Book 2)
With equal amounts history, romance, and mystery, Jocelyn Green writes with heart-stopping detail, crafting a story that resonates on every page. Highly recommended!
—Laura Frantz, author of Love's Reckoning
Amazing . . . Green gives a voice to the women and children of the Civil War and skillfully shares theirs struggles.
—RT Reviews, 4.5 out of 4.5 stars and named a TOP PICK
Jocelyn Green does a masterful job juggling the different storylines that parallel Liberty's life experiences, creating an urgent desire to continue reading from one cover to the other . . . A compelling, realistic rendition of a woman's life during the Civil War.
—CBA Retailers + Resources
Praise for Yankee in Atlanta (Book 3)
Green has written a rare Civil War novel that hits no false historical notes. In a cruel and violent time that divided loyalties, families, and hearts, Green's heroines' enduring courage, compassion, and mercy show the wellspring from which a renewed nation could emerge from the fires of war.
—Marc Wortman, PhD, author, The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta
Rarely have I read a novel that so envelops you into the excitement and intrigue of 1864 Atlanta. With passion, courage, and accuracy, Yankee in Atlanta hits the mark. A must-read for all historians and romantics alike!
—Amy Reed, curator of Exhibits and Educational Programming, Marietta Museum of History, Marietta, Georgia
Move over, Scarlett O'Hara. Yankee in Atlanta mixes grit and grace in ways that transcend stereotypes and tug at your heart. A terrific must-read.
—Jane Hampton Cook, historian and author of Pulitzer-nominated American Phoenix