Friday, May 9, 2014

Review: So Fair a Lady by Amber Perry

So Fair a Lady by Amber Perry

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing!
Synopsis from

Boston, MA 1773: Shards of Eliza Campbell's life crash to the ground when she discovers a devastating secret: her father was a spy for the Sons of Liberty. Determined to uncover the truth--at any cost--not even a marriage proposal from the dashing British Officer Samuel Martin can dissuade her. When rescued from British capture by handsome patriot Thomas Watson, Eliza discovers what her father risked his life for and yearns to know more. But will her budding attraction to this courageous patriot damage her already wounded heart?

After years of being blackmailed by Officer Martin, Thomas plans to start a new life in the small town of Sandwich. However, when his actions place Eliza and her sister in danger, he must act quickly to protect them from falling into enemy hands. If the three of them are discovered, their lives will never be the same. Now, not only must he protect Eliza, he must protect his heart from a love that is sure to wound him far greater than any British soldier ever could.

My Review

I have loved reading novels set in the Colonial time period since I picked up Ann Rinaldi's Time Enough for Drums as a teenager. There is something about the political birth of our country and the patriots that affected change that is so powerful. This book is especially dynamic since Eliza begins loyal to the King of England, but as she follows the prompting of her father to search for the truth, she comes to an understanding that the true King to whom her loyalties belong is God.

The relationship Eliza has with her sister Kitty is sweet and also grounding since they don't know where their future will take them, but they are strong for each other. The chemistry between Eliza and Thomas is palpable, and the restrained passion creates a wonderful romantic tension. It was interesting to read Officer Martin's point of view as well, since he doesn't appear to be a villain to Eliza and Kitty, and his decisions stem from a real worry for Eliza.

The pacing of the novel is well-done, with a good balance of action and apprehension as well as pondering and growth. The ending wraps this book up, however there is another novel in the series with Kitty as the main character, and I am excited that it will be releasing this summer! I definitely recommend this book to fans of Jody Hedlund and Laura Frantz. Amber Perry's debut novel has been not only a pleasure to read, but also thought-provoking and inspiring.

(ARC provided by the author for unbiased review)

Amber Lynn Perry is a historical romance novelist, focusing on her favorite time in American history--the Revolutionary era. She received a Bachelor's degree from Portland State University and currently lives in Washington state with her husband and two daughters. She loves to hear from readers and you can contact her through her website, or through her Facebook page,

Stay tuned for my upcoming interview with the author Amber Perry and a giveaway of her novel, So Fair a Lady!


  1. Heidi! Thank you so much! You have a talent for reviews, that is for sure! I'm so honored that you enjoyed it!!! HUGS!! Amber

  2. This book sounds wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing! I'm definitely going to add it to my TBR list! :)

  3. Can I just say Time Enough for Drums is one of my favorite novels of all times?! Now that that's out of the way, I just recently noticed this book on Amazon, looks like I'm going to have to check it out!

  4. Sounds great!!

  5. I love, love, love historical fiction, especially from the Revolutionary period. This one looks great! Thanks so much for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday!


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