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ISBN: 0765344629
Author: Lucia St. Clair Robson
Language: English
Publisher: Forge Books (August 1, 2006)
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
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Lucia St. Clair Robson was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in South Florida. She has been a Peace Corps volunteer in Venezuela and a teacher in Brooklyn, New York. She has also lived in Japan, South Carolina and southern Arizona.

Lucia St. After earning her master's degree in Library Science at Florida State University, she worked as a public librarian in Annapolis, Maryland. She lives near Annapolis in a wooded community on the Severn River. Clair Robson is an American historical novelist. She was married to science fiction novelist Brian Daley. Last Train from Cuernavaca - inspired by two very different women, one Zapotec and one English, who participated in the Mexican Revolution. Shadow Patriots - The story of a group that spied for George Washington, including a woman known only as "355". Ghost Warrior - The story of the Apaches and Lozen, revered warrior and shaman. Ride the Wind - Cynthia Ann Parker's life with the Comanches.

Shadow Patriots: A Novel of the Revolution. by Lucia St. Clair Robson

Shadow Patriots: A Novel of the Revolution. Clair Robson. Told with historical accuracy and incredible attention to period detail, Lucia St. Clair Robson's Shadow Patriots recreates America at its youngest and describes with vivid intensity the men and women who bravely did their part to deliver it from tyranny. In July of 1776, the American colonies are ablaze with passion.

Praise for Lucia St. This book is dedicated to Jeanne Hazard Savage Robson. If everyone had her wisdom, her humor, her capacity for love, and her understanding of how to be a parent and a friend, the world would be an infinitely better place. Vivian Waters knows all about the interior of the human body and filled me in on the effects of lead bullets on it. Myrtle Marks, Glenda Marks, and Domikki Marks of Jackie’s Kitchen in Mt.

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Shadow Patriots is another one of Lucia St. Clair Robson's . Ms. St. Clair Robson has vividly brought to life the time period of the American Revolution as well as the real-life figures that played key roles during this conflict. This is the story of the mysterious lady spy known as 355. Clair Robson's treasures that you can't put down until you've finished it - then you hate yourself for reading it so quickly as you wanted it to last - and last - and last. Lucia has a wonderful way of making the cardboard figures of history come alive and show you the way it actually was in those days. Clair Robson has written an epic novel I think I may have gotten the very best from Lucia St. Clair Robson in the writing of the other book, and this one falls short. One person found this helpful. Clair Robson has written an epic novel. Ghost Warrior evokes the life of a Native American woman who at last, and rightfully so, takes her place in history. The characters are memorably drawn, the narrative resonates with the truth of time and place, and Lozen, warrior and shaman, leads her people in the valiant fight against injustice late into the night. -Matt Braun, Spur Award-winning author of The Kincaids and winner of the Cowboy Spirit Award. I think I may have gotten the very best from Lucia St.

Read "Shadow Patriots A Novel of the Revolution" by Lucia St. As Commander-in-chief George Washington declares a major victory in New York, the rest of the colonies separate into Patriots and Tories.

As Commander-in-chief George Washington declares a major victory in New York, the rest of the colonies separate into Patriots and Tories. Kate Darby never expected to be swept up in this political storm. The Darbys are Quakers who have pledged their allegiance to God first-but that soon changes. Kate's younger brother, Seth, can no longer deny his soul's cry against tyranny. I didn't intend to be a novelist, but life is what happens when you're making other plans

Lucia St. I didn't intend to be a novelist, but life is what happens when you're making other plans  . 21 September ·. youtube. Behind the Scenes: A Real Penguin's "Internship" at Penguin Random House. Watch the behind-the-scenes action of filming a penguin's "internship" at Penguin Random House's book distribution center in Maryland Lucia St.

Shadow Patriots by Lucia St Clair Robson is a novel set during the American Revolution. The story unfolds in an episodic manner and conveys a great deal of information on the Revolution from July 1776 to the early spring of 1781. Kate Danby is a Quaker and although they are against war and most choose not to take sides, Kate sees her brother, Seth run off and join Washington's army at Valley Forge. Throughput that difficult winter she often visits her brother in his quarters bringing food and clothing for his squad. You get a real feel for the hardships that so many had to deal with.

In July of 1776, the American colonies are ablaze with passion. In the streets, those who would be free boldly read aloud the newly written Declaration of Independence. It is a cry of freedom, but it is also a time of critical confrontation, both on the battlefield and off as the people of a new nation choose between their king and an uncertain future.

It is a choice which is not easily made. As Commander-in-chief George Washington declares a major victory in New York, the rest of the colonies separate into Patriots and Tories. Kate Darby never expected to be swept up in this political storm. The Darbys are Quakers who have pledged their allegiance to God first--but that soon changes. Kate's younger brother, Seth, can no longer deny his soul's cry against tyranny. Fleeing from his Loyalist parents' house to join General Washington's ragtag forces, Seth enters a life he never expected.With the influx of British soldiers, Philadelphia soon becomes a temporary base camp for the English forces. When the Darbys find themselves forced to take in Major Jonathan Andre, Kate falls quickly for his charm.

Despite her warring affections, Kate finds herself drawn deep into the war. As she attempts to follow her brother, she risks her life and her family's reputation by becoming a spy for the patriot forces, a role which quickly transforms the once-timid Quaker girl. With a world of danger and political upheaval thrown before them, Kate and Seth face incredible danger in the hopes of shaping one of the single most important events in American history: the war for freedom.

Told with historical accuracy and incredible attention to period detail, Shadow Patriots recreates America at its youngest and describes with vivid intensity the men and women who bravely did their part to deliver it from tyranny.

Comments:

Qumen
This is one of my favorite authors and she managed, as I expected she would, to capture much detail into peoples' lives during the Revolutionary War. I think she portrayed quite well the serious ambiguities people had to live with, not really taking a stand for or against the King or the rebels. Honestly, they did not know who would be occupying their town from one day to the next. The characters seemed real, their experiences and emotions real. But the ending NOOOOOOOO. It was sad but more than anything pointless. It added nothing to the story and was a pretty inglorious end to a captivating female literary character.
Iell
Shadow Patriots is another one of Lucia St. Clair Robson's treasures that you can't put down until you've finished it - then you hate yourself for reading it so quickly as you wanted it to last - and last - and last. Lucia has a wonderful way of making the cardboard figures of history come alive and show you the way it actually was in those days.

She tapped into a little known area of the Revolutionary War and not only brought the everyday people to life but she also has the talent and ability to make our well known figures human. She places them in their time and world - taking them out of the dry stuff of history lessons.

As usual, now I can hardly wait for her next book.
Jeronashe
I have read several of Lucia St. Clair Robson's excellent historical novels and have particularly enjoyed the depth of her writing. She is so thorough in her research of the subject and I, particularly, love that. This novel is excellent in that respect, but the writing seemed different and more difficult for me to get into, although it certainly was worth the read.
Taun
I loved this novel about the revolutionary war. The information on George Washington' s spies was new to me and very interesting in light of the general opinion that spies during that war were considered the absolute worst traitors. I believe if captured they were summarily hanged. Lucia St. Clair Robson is one of my favorite authors.
Enalonasa
At 360 pages of story Shadow Patriots is not particularly long, especially when you consider that the time period it covers runs from July 1776 to March or so of 1781. It tells the story of the main years of the American Revolution in episodic form mostly through the eyes of the heroine, Kate Darby, and her younger brother Seth. Kate Darby ended up being 355, a female spy with Samuel Culper's ring. Many other famous names of the Revolution make appearences, as well.

Kate is the daughter of a wealthy Quaker merchant living in Philadelphia when the war begins. Because the family is Quaker, they are not allowed to take a side in the conflict, but this leads to the impression among patriotic Philadelphians that her family is actually Tory. The situation isn't helped any when the British occupy Philadelphia and Major John Andre is quartered at her father's house.

Kate has a younger brother named Seth, who doesn't let his religious beliefs stop him from taking sides, however. He's only 14 when he runs away to join the Continental Army at the encampment at Valley Forge. Kate goes to visit Seth at the camp and brings him food, clothes and blankets, which help him survive. However, she contracts typhus during one of the visits and is sent off to a hospital where everyone believes she died. When she recovers, she returns to her home in Philadelphia to find the British have evacuated the city and the patriots have targeted the house for burning, as the home of a Tory family.

Escaping the city, she follows the British baggage train in search of her family who have fled along with the Redcoat army. Eventually she reunites with them in New York where they lodge with a business associate of her father's, who happens to be a Tory. Meanwhile, Seth has been sent on various spy missions after participating in the Battle of Monmouth.

In New York, Kate meets Robert Townsend, another Quaker who has managed to get into the spying business somewhat in spite of himself. Eventually she is drawn into it too. She and Robert marry and carry out their information gathering which Robert writes up as reports in invisible ink and has smuggled out of the British-occupied city. Eventually these reports get to George Washington.

I won't say any more about where the story goes-- and I have left a lot out. I'll only say this is definitely a historical novel and not a romance novel. You can make of that what you will.

I recommend reading it for the period detail. It's really quite amazing what all the author was able to work into this. Did you know George Washington played with a yo-yo to relieve stress? You do now!

There's also quite a bit of humour worked into it. I found myself LOLing at several parts. I'll give you an example of what I thought was the funniest passage. In this scene Count Rochambeau has just landed with the French fleet at Newport and is expecting to be met with American cheers and fanfare. However he finds the town deserted and boarded up. The first person he comes across is a drunk who takes him back to the local tavern, the Lusty Oyster.

A dozen or more topers sat on stools in the smoke-thick room lit by a few guttering oil lamps. Decades if soot had blackened the low beams of the ceiling, and the aroma of tobacco permeated the wood. The serving wench put a tankard of beer in the American's hand as soon as he walked through the door.

"What did you say your name was?" Rochambeau's new friend asked.

"Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau."

"Rush'Em Boys?"

"Non." The savoir of America enunciated carefully. "Row-sham-bow."

The American raised his tankard for attention. "Lads, meet Mr. Rush'Em Boys." He waved his tankard and christened Rochambeau's new name by spilling beer down the front of the count's uniform. "Him and his chums are Frogs."

I suppose if I had any criticism to make it would be that the author manages to place her OCs quite conveniently at times so that they'll be witnesses to certain historical events. I guess you have to do that if you want to portray said events, but sometimes I found myself wondering at the plausibility. For example, when Kate is living in Philadelphia, it just so happens that her family's house is chosen to house Andre's superior officer, and thus Andre himself. This leads Peggy Shippen (who eventually became Benedict Arnold's wife) to try to become friends with Kate, since she wants to get to know the handsome Andre. I recognise that the author had to do this to establish things that come up later, and yes, it's plausible, but it somehow struck me as contrived.

I suppose this is also because I've been researching the same period for my own story, so with a lot of things, I recognised the names and the person's significance before whatever important event happened (e. g. I recognised Peggy Shippen as the future Mrs. Benedict Arnold the first time she was mentioned; I also recongnised Molly Pitcher's real name when she appeared at Valley Forge, and thus knew the characters were going to be involved in the Battle of Monmouth at some point).

I didn't let that get in the way of my enjoyment of the book, though. I think it's pretty obvious that I liked it since I ripped through it so fast. I will also add that I cried at the end.
Dugor
As you read this story- based on historical events, you'll find yourself saying, "Really? Wow! I didn't know that happened that way!" Good, good story!
Simple
I bought this for my mother but book are shared at bible study if they are western or early American and well crafted this book is going to be read by several people and all have enjoyed it
Shadow Patriots is a remarkable novel, tightly plotted, well written, historically accurate. The characters came alive quickly, and you were sorry to say goodbye. The richness of details is astonishing. A book to read again.

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