Love. Politics. War.
Amidst mounting tensions between the British crown and the American colonists of Boston, Annalisa Howlett struggles with her identity and purpose as a woman. Rather than concern herself with proper womanly duties, like learning to dance a minuet or chasing after the eligible and charming Jack Perkins, Annalisa prefers the company of her brother, George, and her beloved musket, Bixby. She intends to join the rebellion, but as complications in her personal life intensify, and the colonies inch closer to war with England, everything Annalisa thought about her world and womanhood are transformed forever.
Join Annalisa on her journey to discover what it truly means to be a woman in the 18th century, all set against the backdrop of some of the most pivotal moments in American history.
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As a lover of historical fiction, i really appreciate and feel empowered by the author's attempt to re-write and improve history. This book is exceptionally well-written and Annalisa is empowering in all of the best ways.
I really enjoyed this book. It is historically accurate and very interesting. I enjoyed the plot and really got into the story line. The author made me care about the main characters. They were described so well. Her descriptions of the times seemed quite accurate. I loved that she even used slang that was accurate to the times. I would recommend this book to a high school class, and would love to discuss this book with a class.