The Tory’s Daughter
by Angela K. Couch
If you love a marriage of convenience stories set in the background of war, you will love the emotional tension of this story. I’m a huge American Revolution fan purely for the complexities that come from families and neighbors whose loyalties are divided. Angela does a great job delving into all the facets of living through these complexities and finding love during hardship and personal struggles.
Genre: Historical Romance – American Revolution, Mohawk Valley
Overview of Plot:
Six years after her father’s Tory leanings resulted in their home being burned to the ground, Hannah—part Mohawk, part Englishwoman—is determined to find her brothers who were conscripted into the Continental Army. Striking out on her own has unintended consequences which result in her marriage to one of the men who participated in the attack on her family.
After the loss of his wife, Joseph just wants to protect his home and his children from the constant raids on their valley from the Native people. When he catches one of them trying to steal his horse and escape a skirmish, it is a woman—not a warrior—he finds.
When things grow out of control and they are forced to marry, will promises made last a lifetime?
Favorite Character and Why:
The hero Joseph really captured my attention. I loved watching the internal struggles develop, grow, and then change him into a better man. He struggled to be the father his children needed, the husband he was supposed to be to a wife he initially didn’t want, and to be the faithful man God called him to be.
What I liked:
Although this story was a marriage of convenience story, it felt different than most I have read. It held a depth I love to see as characters struggle to grow and love each other. I also love/hate how good Angela Couch is at putting her characters through one struggle after another. Just when you think they are going to get a break, more happens.
Who would like this:
Those who love wartime stories where loyalties are tested, love struggles and then blooms under adversity, and the struggles are the characters are relatable and applicable to contemporary times.
*Iwas provided a copy of this book by the author/publisher. The above opinion ismy own and by no means was influenced.*
Burying his wife is the hardest thing Joseph Garnet has ever done—until he’s called to leave his young son and baby daughter to fight Iroquois raiders. When one of the marauders tries to steal his horse, the last thing he expects is to end up tussling with a female. The girl is wounded, leaving Joseph little choice but to haul her home to heal—an act that seems all too familiar.
Though Joseph doesn’t appear to remember her, Hannah Cunningham could never forget him. He rode with the mob that forced her two brothers into the Continental Army and drove her family from their home—all because of her father’s loyalties to The Crown. After five years with her mother’s tribe, the rebels and starvation have left her nothing but the driving need to find her brothers.
Compelled by a secret he’s held for far too long, Joseph agrees to help Hannah find what remains of her family. Though she begins to steal into his aching heart, he knows the truth will forever stand between them. Some things cannot be forgiven.
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