ROMANCE

For Love & Liberty: Untold Love Stories of the American Revolution

& others. Seditious Sisters. 2014. 263p. ebk. ISBN 9781941885000. $2.99. HISTORICAL ROMANCE/LGBT
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OrangeReviewStarIn Cole's "Be Not Afraid," former slaves Kate and Elijah meet while supporting opposing armies. Though they struggle with their feelings for each other, they must also decide which side will treat them as people after the last shots are fired. "Sweet Surrender," by Lena Hart, follows Siara, a young healer of the Onyota'aka (one of the tribes in the Iroquois League), as she falls for James, a wounded British soldier she nurses back to health. Kate McMurray's "Rebels at Heart" depicts the struggle to keep up appearances between society fop Charles and his valet—by day only—former slave Isaac. Finally, "Home," by Stacey Agdern, tells the sweet romance of Abigail and Jacob, members of the Sephardic Jewish community in New York.
VERDICT Four great stories with different perspectives on the people who lived during the revolution. It's a perfect choice for those looking for shorter reads or to make romance collections more inclusive.

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