My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I love this series (I know–it’s only the 2nd book). I love the author’s detailed research, I love the time period, and I love Abigail Adams. (Okay, so I’m not so in love with John Adams, but that’s a petty detail.)
This is an excellent follow up to the debut mystery featuring Abigail Adams as the amateur sleuth. The mystery itself is fairly straightforward, but what makes this book such a lovely read is the incorporation of historical detail and a glimpse into the lives of the Adams family. Abigail is as wonderful as I imagine her–intelligent, warm, accessible and very human.
The backdrop of the impending Revolutionary War makes the story all the more compelling. And the author makes both sides–the revolutionaries and the British soldiers–personable and three dimensional and real. I look forward to what I hope is a lengthy multiple book series!