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Joscelyn Cheshire A Story of Revolutionary Days in the Carolinas by Sara Beaumont Kennedy

In Sara Beaumont Kennedy's historical novel, readers are transported back to the turbulent days of the American Revolution in the Carolinas through the compelling story of Joscelyn Cheshire. Set against the backdrop of the war, the author skillfully weaves together an engaging narrative that combines romance, adventure, and patriotism.

Joscelyn Cheshire is a strong-willed and determined young woman who finds herself caught in the midst of the Revolution. As the war rages on, Joscelyn's comfortable life is turned upside down. Fueled by a desire for justice and a fervent love for her country, she joins the fight for independence, defying societal expectations and risking her own safety.

What sets Kennedy's novel apart is her attention to historical accuracy. The author meticulously researches and vividly portrays the realities of life during the Revolution. From the descriptions of the treacherous battles to the hardships faced by the soldiers, Kennedy's storytelling immerses readers into the era.

The characters in Joscelyn Cheshire are multifaceted and well-developed. Joscelyn herself is a captivating protagonist, demonstrating courage, resilience, and an unwavering dedication to her ideals. The supporting cast is equally compelling, each with their own motives, struggles, and growth throughout the narrative.

Kennedy's prose is elegant and evocative, capturing the essence of the time period. Her vivid descriptions transport readers to the Carolinas in the late 18th century, allowing them to visualize the landscapes, feel the tension, and experience the emotions of the characters. The author's attention to detail is evident, immersing readers in a world that is both historically accurate and emotionally resonant.

Furthermore, the novel explores deeper themes of bravery, sacrifice, and the pursuit of freedom. Joscelyn's journey embodies the spirit of the Revolution, illuminating the struggles and sacrifices made by individuals for the greater good. Kennedy successfully instills a sense of patriotism and inspires readers to reflect on the importance of fighting for what they believe in.

Although the pacing occasionally lags, overall, Joscelyn Cheshire is an enthralling and captivating read. Kennedy's extensive research and her ability to bring history to life, combined with a spirited protagonist and an engaging plot, make this a standout historical novel. Fans of Revolutionary War fiction, as well as readers interested in strong female characters and the tumultuous period of American history, will find this book to be a satisfying and immersive experience. Kennedy's debut novel proves her ability to weave a compelling story within the rich tapestry of history, leaving readers eagerly waiting for her next literary offering.

First Page:

JOSCELYN CHESHIRE

A STORY OF REVOLUTIONARY DAYS IN THE CAROLINAS

BY SARA BEAUMONT KENNEDY

NEW YORK DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & CO. 1901

COPYRIGHT, 1901, BY DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & CO.

[Illustration: "SHE SWEPT HIM A COURTESY FULL OF OPEN DEFIANCE AND RIDICULE."]

To my Husband WALKER KENNEDY THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. Cupid and Mars 1 II. The March of the Continentals 10 III. Onward to Valley Forge 20 IV. The Company on the Veranda 25 V. Winding the Skein 35 VI. The FĂȘte at Philadelphia 43 VII. A Dare devil Deed 56 VIII. A Maid's Dream and the Devil's Wooing 65 IX. On Monmouth Plain 73 X. In Clinton's Tents 81 XI. From Camp to Prison 93 XII. A Message out of the North 104 XIII. Dreams 120 XIV. News of Love and War 128 XV. An Awakening and a Mutiny 141 XVI. Into the Jaws of Death 151 XVII. Out of the Shadow and into the Sun 163 XVIII... Continue reading book >>




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