“In "Genesee" and now "Angel's Flight," Juliet Waldron breathes life into the turbulent times that defined the American Revolution. Set on and along the Hudson River, the story of New Amsterdam heiress and ardent patriot Angelica TenBroeck's escape from British-occupied New York to her home near Kingston combines all the elements of a vintage picaresque adventure with those of a "sweet" romance and first rate historical fiction. Angel is a true heroine. At first a damsel in distress, she shows her nature as a woman of uncommon common sense, beauty, brains, courage and resourcefulness.
When she is kidnapped by the slimy Major Armistead, who lusts for Angelica, handsome, mysterious Jack comes to her rescue. Despite his Tory leanings, Angel is forced to place her trust in the enigmatic, dashing ex-soldier, as they journey through a series of increasingly dangerous situations. This is not the War for Independence from high school history books. Rather it is a gritty, volatile view of the conflict with all the lawlessness of the Wild West and the wrenching tragedy of the Civil War pitting families against each other and neighbor versus neighbor. Even the minor characters are painted with sharp strokes, incorporating humor and pathos into the mixture.
Angel's Flight is historical romance in the best classic tradition, with impeccable and accurate attention to detail, a cast of colorful characters, a villain of Basil Rathbonian magnitude, a swashbuckling hero, and a heroine who is...well a heroine. For readers who want to be transported to another time, this book delivers on its promise. ”
“505kb, historical, Angelica is a Patriot heiress, stalked by a brutal, fortune-hunting British officer. Forced to trust Jack, the mystery man who pledges to take her on a dangerous war-time journey up river to her Albany home, she expects to encounter brigands, Tories and Indians. What she doesn’t expect is to lose her heart along the way.”Jo Notary wrote this review Monday, September 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No