31 January 2019

So Bright a Hope | Book Review


When Caroline Whitney receives word that the brother she thought was dead is in fact a prisoner of war, she is frantic to rescue him. On the way to find help, she hides from the Redcoats, but is quickly discovered by a rugged British soldier who claims she must go with him, or be tried for espionage. The world would tell her this man is the enemy, but the veiled secrets in her captor’s eyes reveal he is more than he seems. If she fails to trust, more could be endangered than her life—her heart is bound to be broken a second time.

As a double agent in the service of Washington, British Captain James Higley must keep his true convictions a secret or face being killed as a traitor. On his newest mission, he discovers a courageous woman hiding in a barn, and is forced to capture her, or both their lives will be in jeopardy. When she offers her compliance in exchange for help in finding her brother, he accepts, despite his inner warnings. He must keep his distance from this alluring Patriot, or risk revealing not only his identity, but the true feelings of his heart.

Release Date: December 15, 2018



I had intended to catch up on Amber Lynn Perry’s Daughters of His Kingdom series before beginning this latest installment… Unfortunately, I ran out of time to do that—but luckily for me, So Bright a Hope stands well enough on its own. (Still, I fully plan on visiting this book again when I’ve read all the others.)

Now, So Bright a Hope is a marvelous read. Perry swiftly transports readers into the era of the American Revolution. The hope for freedom, as well as the danger that lurks at every turn, comes to life along with Caroline Whitney and Captain James Higley, and the drama surrounding them keeps the plot moving at a quick pace. With secrets and espionage, desperation and peril—and let’s not forget the romance!—tension runs high page after page, making this an entirely addicting read.

So, if you enjoy historical fiction, do yourself a favor and pick up So Bright a Hope. I certainly enjoyed it—and look forward to enjoying the rest of the series very soon, too.


Thanks to JustRead Tours, I received a complimentary copy of So Bright a Hope and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


A Pacific Northwest native, Amber Lynn Perry lives in Washington state with her husband and two daughters. She studied humanities at Portland State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree focused on art history. As a homeschooling mom, Amber spends much of her time teaching everything from Shakespeare to science.

When she isn’t crafting with her kids, making dinner or driving to dance classes, Amber is either reading or writing about her favorite time in American history. The Revolutionary era has captured her imagination from the time she was in middle school. Through her books, Amber hopes to not only give readers a glimpse into the past, but to instill in them a lasting love of liberty.

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