Monday, April 20, 2015

"Ring of Secrets" by Roseanna M. White

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 About this book:

  “Winter Reeves is an aristocratic Patriot forced to hide her heart amid the Loyalists of the City of New York. She has learned to keep her ears open so she can pass information on British movements to Robbie Townsend, her childhood friend, and his spy ring. If she's caught, if she's hung for espionage...well, she won't be. Robbie has taught her the tools of the trade: the wonders of invisible ink, drop locations and, most importantly, a good cover.
  Bennet Lane returns to New York from his Yale professorship with one goal: to find General Washington's spy hidden among the ranks of the elite. Searching for a wife was supposed to be nothing more than a convenient cover story for his mission, but when he meets Winter, with her too-intelligent eyes in her too-blank face, he finds a mystery that can't be ignored.
  Both believers...and both committed to a separate cause. Will their faith in God lead them to a shared destiny or lives lived apart?”

Series: Book #1 in the “The Culper Ring” series.

Spiritual Content- Psalm 91:4 at the beginning; Many, Many Prayers; Many Scriptures are quoted; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Witnessing; Mentions of Church going; Mentions of Quaker beliefs; Bennet believes we have the Bible so we don’t have to bother God; Bennet believes in theology instead of faith;
*Note: a ‘what the devil’; A mention of Egyptian gods.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘what the deuce’, two ‘what in blazes’s, three ‘blasted’, three ‘confound it’, six forms of ‘idiot’, 17 forms of ‘blast it all’ and 17 forms of ‘stupid’; Curses are said but not written; Winter’s grandfather does not like her (he and her grandmother pushes and smacks her once as well); Mentions of hangings; A man is beaten (barely-above-not-detailed).

Sexual Content- Forehead kisses, almost kisses, a semi-detailed kiss and a detailed kiss; Noting & Nearness; five forms of ‘harlot’; Winter’s grandfather threatens to take her to a harlot (and later does, but nothing sexual happens); Winter’s grandfather had an affair; Winter’s grandmother tells Winter to do whatever it takes to get proposed to (even compromising situations, which Winter doesn’t do); A mention of leaving one’s husband to go to another man & cause a scandal; Love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Winter Reeves
-Bennet Lane
                                         P.O.V. switches between them & Robbie
                                              Set in 1779-1780 {With the Epilogue in 1811}
                                                        331 pages

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My personal Rating-
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I was prepared not to like this book—only because of the time period it’s set in, I normally don’t go before the Civil War—but I surprisingly enjoyed it! There are some things I didn’t like: a.) the cover! It’s awful! b.) the unequally-yoked relationship between Winter & Bennet, it finally gets evened-out right at the end, though. c.) The Epilogue being 31 years after the original story. But, I did like Winter’s Faith and I plan to read the rest of the series. :)

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.


  1. I'm so excited to have won! I h want read a novel by that author before! Thank you!

  2. I meant haven't! Sorry my auto correct went weird!