Review: THE TURNCOAT: RENEGADES OF THE REVOLUTION by Donna Thorland

Savvy Verse & Wit recently read and reviewed The Turncoat: Renegades of the Revolution by Donna Thorland for the American Revolution War Reading Challenge in 2013.  Here’s a sample:

Thorland weaves fact with fiction seamlessly in this historical novel about the American Revolution, and readers will see the strategy and battle scenes play out with gruesome consequences.  She captivates her readers through the building of strong and flawed characters whose lives are not only torn apart by war, but also the loyalty they feel to their families and countries even as they see hope in the enemy.

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Review: THE TURNCOAT: RENEGADES OF THE REVOLUTION by Donna Thorland

Jules’ Book Reviews recently read and reviewed The Turncoat: Renegades of the Revolution by Donna Thorland for the American Revolution Reading Challenge 2013.  Here’s a sample:

There wasn’t a lot about the book that I enjoyed. While the actual historical fiction aspect throughout the book were well done and interesting enough, I found that even those were lost in the “romance” of the book. The book was suppose to be a historical fiction, but what I got was poorly executed “romance” between the characters. The romance wasn’t believable and I found it to be forced, it took over the entire story, rather than compliment it.

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Books and Movies also read and reviewed this book for the challenge; here’s a sample:

I loved the historical aspects of this book, but I wasn’t crazy about the characters and the romance. The sex was a bit graphic for my tastes, and I found it hard to believe that a young Quaker woman would so easily surrender to physical passion.

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Review: THE TURNCOAT by Donna Thorland

The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader recently read and reviewed The Turncoat by Donna Thorland for the 2013 American Revolution Reading Challenge.  Here’s an excerpt:

The author of this book has a background in screen writing and there are times you can tell, with some of the dramatic plot twists and turns. Sometimes that can be a bad thing because there is all plot and not enough focus on characters or the history, but in this case I think Thorland got the balance pretty much right, although there was a touch of melodrama.

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Diary of an Eccentric also read this for the challenge, check out what she said:

Thorland’s characters are well drawn and complex, especially Bayard Caide, who comes off as evil but has a story that makes you think twice about him.  I loved Kate and Tremayne, the passion and tension between them, and the obvious conflicts that arise between a Rebel and a Redcoat, a plain Quaker and an aristocrat.

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Bookworm’s Dinner read this one as well, and here’s an excerpt:

Donna Thorland fashions strong determined women characters pitted against men who exude the arrogance of entitled birth with enduring results.  THE TURNCOAT with plenty of sexual passion and perfidious turns promises plenty of hold your breath moments.

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The Maiden’s Court read Thorland’s book as well, and here’s a sample:

Four of the main characters were completely fictional, but engaged seamlessly with the historical characters. Within the first short chapter I was entranced with Kate and Peter. The pages flew and I couldn’t put the book down.

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