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Monday, May 21, 2012

Review of J.M. Hochstetler's Books

Daughter of Liberty
Book 1 of the American Patriot Series

As a lover of historical inspirational romance, Daughter of Liberty held me captive with its charming characters and daring adventures. And as a lover of the history of the American Revolution, this same book thoroughly swept me away. The author, J. M. Hochstetler, is an expert in every detail of the era. She describes in depth the events leading up to the start of the Revolution and she well portrayed the pain of families and friends divided in their loyalties between following the laws of the King of England vs. the outcry of the Patriots demanding freedom from oppression.

 It is a heart-rending time as seen through the eyes of a young Patriot woman acting as a spy for the rebel cause. In her intrigue, she is suddenly caught in a personal dilemma she had never anticipated: Being attracted to a British officer who thinks she is loyal to England. Events begin to spin out of control—as do the young woman’s emotions—as she is torn between betraying the British and betraying her heart. The characters are endearing and realistic, but it is the events of the era that take center stage in this highly dramatic novel that will leave you turning each page with anticipation.

Native Son
Book 2 of the American Patriot Series

While I was swept away by the first book in the American Patriot series by J. M. Hochstetler, I was thoroughly grabbed emotionally as well by this second in the series, Native Son. This book picks up where Daughter of Liberty leaves off.

 The new-found romance between American spy Elizabeth Howard and patriot Jonathan Carleton suffers an abrupt interruption: While they are planning their wedding, General Washington is preparing to send them on dangerous missions that will separate them by hundreds of miles. Their intense love is put to a test. Can they put the needs of their new country struggling for freedom over their personal desires?

 It is a heart breaking, thrilling, and gut wrenching journey on these pages filled with rich historical detail that will be visualized with clarity in readers’ minds. I am so anxious to pick up Book 3 in this series, as my own heart wants resolution for this couple. This novel is a definite “Must-Read” for lovers of American History—as well as for lovers.

Reviewed by Elaine Marie Cooper


Books 1-3 of the American Patriot Series are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Christianbook.com

16 comments:

  1. Elaine, thank you for these wonderful reviews!

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    1. You are so welcome, Joan! Sorry I am late to the comments. I have been at conference ALL DAY! Blessings and best wishes for these re-releases.

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  2. Such good reviews, Elaine.
    Congratulations J.M. on your books. I have put them on my "to read" list. Look forward to reading them.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. These are amazingly detailed historicals! You will love them.

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  3. Hi Elaine, Joan, and Susan--
    Great reviews, Elaine--thank you! And Susan, you're definitely in for a treat with Joan's books! "In her intrigue..." There is that sense of suspense that develops and keeps you on the edge throughout Joan's stories! Enjoy!

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  4. Thanks, Elaine, for these two book reviews! I have book three on my Kindle and need to what happened to Joan's hero, who went AWOL in book 2!

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    1. It is a cliff hanger in Book 2!! Thanks for commenting.

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  5. Great reviews! I haven't had the chance to read them yet but I know when I do I'll savor them!

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    1. You will enjoy the history that leaps out on every page, Carla! Blessings!

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  6. Ladies, you're just too sweet! lol! I admit I do love intrigue and a good, twisty story. I'm finishing up book 4 now, and there's lots more of it coming. :-)

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  7. Just now gave in and downloaded all three books from the Kindle store on Amazon. Can't wait to get into the reading.

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    1. Brew up a cup of tea and enjoy, Judith! :-) Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I loved Joan's books and her writing style. She's been an example to me of a writer that pursues excellence in her work, and in my opinion one of the best historical fiction authors in CBA. I hope to see a lot more historicals from her!

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    1. Joan is faithful in every detail. She truly raises the bar for all of us who write historical fiction and want to be accurate!

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