Ring of Secrets
by Roseanna M White
review by Rachel Wilder
As always, I’m not your usual book reviewer. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Roseanna for several years now and am a huge fan of her Biblical fiction (shameless plug, buy Jewel of Persia! Her take on Esther will change how you view the Persian Empire). I have a bit of a reputation as a fashion snob, so when she asked me to read Ring of Secrets to make sure she had all her fashion details right, of course I jumped at it.
Of course she got it all right and I didn’t see anything wrong with it. So I was able to completely lose myself in the story of Winter and Bennet. Funny thing too, my critique partner is named Winter...
Anywho. I went into this book having no idea the Culpers were real. The tale Roseanna spins is so completely believable and so unique. Bennet stole my heart with his geekiness and ineptitude with the fairer sex. Yes, Bennet Lane is a geek. A chemistry geek to be specific. As a geek myself I have a real soft spot for geeky heroes.
Winter is a very unusual heroine too. She’s a spy, one of the smartest women you’ll ever meet in a book, and she puts on the persona of a complete airhead. And does it beautifully. I found myself giggling constantly at the inventive ways Roseanna found to portray this.
Being a book about spying, there’s a strong suspense thread. One I did not figure out in its entirety until a couple pages before the reveal. As it should be! I hate it when I figure everything out before the book is even half over.
Ring of Secrets is a thrilling romp through Revolutionary War New York with amazing characters who live and breathe, enough suspense to keep you madly turning pages, and a faith that is real and vivid. It is not to be missed.
Ever wonder how groups like the Culper Ring get their aliases? Come create your spy name based on George Washington's method with the Culpers!
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