A romance-tinged espionage adventure set during the American Revolutionary War ... Becker's shining prose ... pairs well with historical detail ... A compelling tale of revolutionary times with charming main characters. KIRKUS REVIEWS
... The Turncoat's Widow is exactly the book that any enthusiast of historical fiction would want to have in their hands immediately. A deeply rewarding slice of American history, mingled with romance and adventure.
Lyndsay Faye, International bestselling author of JANE STEELE and THE GODS OF GOTHAM
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Set during the darkest days of the American Revolution, The Turncoat's Widow tells the story of General Washington’s most reluctant spy, a fiercely independent young woman who races time and traitors to uncover a plot that threatens the new nation.
Recently widowed, Rebecca Parcell is too busy struggling to maintain her farm in Morristown to give a fig who wins the War for Independence. But rumors are spreading that she’s a Loyalist sympathizer who betrayed her husband to the British—quite a tidy way to end her disastrous marriage, the village gossips whisper.
General Washington – who is camped in Morristown for the winter -- swears he’ll safeguard Becca’s farm if she unravels her husband’s secrets. With a mob ready to exile her or worse, it’s an offer she can’t refuse.
Escaped British prisoner Daniel Alloway was the last person to see Becca’s husband alive, and Washington throws him and Becca together on an espionage mission through British-occupied New York City. Moving from glittering balls to an underworld of brothels and prisons, Becca and Daniel uncover more than General Washington anticipated. But will they move quickly enough to warn him of the danger? And can Becca, who’s lost almost everyone she loves, fight her growing attraction to Daniel, a man who always moves on?
More Praise for The Turncoat's Widow
An exciting Revolutionary-era thriller with a twisty mystery,
great characters, and historical accuracy to boot.
Eleanor Kuhns, author of the Will Rees mysteries
With immaculate research and a deft historical touch, Mally Becker paints the
compelling story of two reluctant spies for General George Washington as they face
deadly stakes and endeavor to solve a mystery that could topple the American Revolution.
Michelle Cameron, author of Beyond the Ghetto Gates and The Fruit of Her Hands
The Turncoat’s Widow has it all. A sizzling romance, meticulous research,
and an exhilarating adventure…A great series debut. I can’t wait for the
next installment.” Erica Obey, Author of Dazzle Paint and The Horseman’s Word
This is a rousing debut novel with insights into the hardships of colonial life, the precarious
place of women in society, while giving fans of historical fiction a tale with suspense, surprises,
and an outspoken and admirable heroine in Becca Parcell. Mally Becker is an author to watch.
Gabriel Valjan, Agatha and Anthony-nominated author of The Naming Game