The Devil Take Tomorrow
A Thrilling Revolutionary War Adventure (The Heartbeat of Revolution Series)
by Gretchen Jeannette
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 24 Nov 2013 | Archive Date 05 Feb 2022
Will the power of love defeat the love of power?
George Washington has been marked for death. British agents embedded in the Continental Army wait only for the order to strike. Racing against time, rebel spy Ethan Matlock sets out to protect the one man who can save the Revolution. Without General Washington, the whole American enterprise might easily collapse, for no one else has demonstrated the ability to keep together an army that constantly threatens to fall apart.
Boldly Ethan infiltrates the heart of the British military, occupiers of grand old Philadelphia, where elegant officers posture in drawing rooms and frolic in the bedrooms of the rich. Surrounded by twenty thousand redcoats, aware that the slightest misstep could lead to the gallows, Ethan resorts to vicious measures to unravel a conspiracy of power-hungry men. Against his better judgment, he becomes entangled with the provocative Miss Maddie Graves, whose fierce devotion to the American cause ironically threatens his mission.
"""Far more textured and authentic than a by-the-numbers romance."" Historical Novel Society
""I can’t say enough good things about this book. I loved watching Ethan and Maddie as their romance blossomed. This book was suspenseful, mysterious, and heartfelt. I was on the edge of my seat many times, and I’m sad to see it end."" NetGalley Reviewer
""Fiction becomes believable and fascinating in this poignant story. Fans of historical fiction, romance, and war will love reading The Devil Take Tomorrow, as the author seamlessly weaves a riveting tale of love, drama, and the revolutionary era. Vivid descriptions rich in detail add spice to the already intriguing narrative. The characters are deeply interesting and find themselves embedded in a world well painted."" GoodbooksToday
""The Devil Take Tomorrow is a richly detailed and emotionally charged story from beginning to end. With a compelling narrative and the most eloquent of prose, this is a book that a reader can lose themselves in."" The Coffee Pot Book Club's 2020 Book of the Year-Historical Romance
Average rating from 6 members
A very well written thrilling historical romance filled with intrigue and desire. Being a spy surrounded by enemies is no time to lose your head or your heart, yet that's exactly the position Ethan finds himself in. The reader will find many heart pounding and heart touching moments within the covers of this amazing book.
I received a complimentary copy of The Devil Take Tomorrow from NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
Wow! This historical novel included everything: drama, action, violence, secrets, romance, war, espionage, deception... Everything was done so well. I really enjoyed this author's written depiction of this time period!
Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC.
i really enjoyed reading this, I enjoyed that it had a suspenseful tone with great characters. I look forward to more from the author.
Gretchen Jeannette has become one of my favorite authors. She captures the essentials of the human soul and skillfully lays out a moving historical narrative. I love the way she tells me a story.
This was more of a historical fiction and less of a historical romance. GJ can really tell a story and I wish more of my friends would read her work. Having said that I highly recommend it to anyone who loves history. Especially the Revolutionary War. I can’t say enough good things about this book.
I loved watching Ethan and Maddie as their romance blossomed. This book was suspenseful, mysterious and heartfelt. I was on the edge of my seat many times and I’m sad to see it end. I just purchased her last novel so I hope she’s working on something else. :)
Thanks to BooksGoSocial via Netgalley for the ebook. I’ve voluntarily leaving my review.
I just adore this author and her incredible story telling. She has become a must -read author for me, Very well written story that hits all the marks , intrigue, history, romance and so much more, Highly recommend. Thank you so much for this arc in exchange of an honest review.
What an astounding story! I loved this book from beginning to end. The wealth of historical information bestowed in this story was marvelous. All the characters seemed to command the story by their actions and their dialogue. This couldn’t have happen without the wonderful talent of the writer and her imagination.
As I read the story it seemed like I went back in time only to watch this brilliant story take shape and form before me. Ethan the hero among hero’s was remarkable. I was holding my breath every time he had in interaction among the British army or when he was called before Sinclair, Howe or the General. Being spy was hard work for him. Maggie was a rebel herself.
On numerous times she was getting a little to nosy and that had me rolling my eyes with her. The romance between Ethan and Maggie was a slow but, it was beautiful and sweet. The action among the Rebels/local town’s people of Philadelphia and the British soldiers was very entertaining and somewhat shocking. The stories and actions between these characters brought forward the harsh realities of what people suffered and endeared during wartime. I think the writer did a wonderful job with keeping the story close to the actual realism of said historical moments.