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The Turncoat ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☀ The Turncoat Author Donna Thorland – They are lovers on opposite sides of a brutal war with everything at stake and no possibility of retreat They can trust no one—especially not each other Major Lord Peter Tremayne is the last man reb They are lovers on opposite sides of a brutal war with everything at stake and no possibility of retreat They can trust no one—especially not each other Major Lord Peter Tremayne is the last man rebel bluestocking Kate Grey should fall in love with but when the handsome British viscount commandeers her home Kate throws caution to the wind and responds to his seduction She is on the verge of surrender when a spy in her own household seizes the opportunity to steal the military dispatches Tremayne carries ensuring his disgrace—and implicating Kate in high treason Painfully awakened to the risks of war Kate determines to put duty ahead of desire and offers General Washington her services as an undercover agent in the City of Brotherly Love Months later having narrowly escaped court martial and hanging Tremayne returns to decadent British occupied Philadelphia with no stomach for his current assignment—to capture the woman he believes betrayed him Nor does he relish the glittering entertainments being held for General Howe’s idle officers Worse the glamorous woman in the midst of this social whirl the fiancée of his own dissolute cousin is none other than Kate Grey herself And so begins their dangerous dance between passion and patriotism between certain death and the promise of a brave new future together.

  • Paperback
  • 395 pages
  • The Turncoat
  • Donna Thorland
  • English
  • 21 March 2016
  • 9780451415394

About the Author: Donna Thorland

A native of Bergenfield New Jersey Donna graduated from Yale with a degree in Classics and Art History For a number of years she managed architecture and interpretation at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem MA and wrote and directed the Witch City’s most popular Halloween theater festival Eerie Events She later earned an MFA in film production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts The direc.

10 thoughts on “The Turncoat

  1. Jill Jill says:

    35 starsIn 1777 General Howe has just landed at Head of Elk ready to march on Philadelphia and take the capital The plans and details for this attack are being dispatched from Howe to General Clinton in New York If these dispatches can be stolen and brought to Washington a blow will be dealt to the BritishKate Grey is not uite the dull uaker she appears Living on Grey Farm near Philadelphia her father was a convert and has raised his daughter to be educated free thinking and independent Major Peter Tremayne Viscount Sancreed is in charge of the troops carrying the dispatches He commandeers Kate's farm as he and his men make their way to General Clinton But unknown to Kate there is a spy in her household who steals the dispatches embroiling Kate in the warAt first Tremayne doesn't even notice Kate when he arrives at Grey Farm But later her educated and bold views intrigue him Some months later with Kate now working for General Washington as a spy in Philadelphia society she once again meets up with Tremayne who has escaped court martial and hanging for allowing the dispatches to fall into enemy handsAlthough author Donna Thorland does depict Kate as an atypical uaker with her independence education and passionate nature Kate does come across at times as an unbelievable lightskirt far too willing to uickly toss aside her values virtue and virginity for the Rebel cause Turning her into a bewitching spy was also stretching it a bit as wellHowever the historical setting in this part of the Revolutionary War is detailed and descriptive using historical figures and events The Turncoat is really entertaining with a courageous and likable heroine and a great combination of history adventure intrigue and romance The author provides some interesting notes and also a fascinating interview at the end of the book The Turncoat is romantic historical fiction As such it will suit readers of historical romance who enjoy historical details in their HR And readers of historical fiction who like some romance in their storiesAn entertaining and enjoyable debut well worth readingSteam 3 ARC courtesy of NAL via Edelweiss

  2. Ahnika White Ahnika White says:

    I had high hopes for this novel I really enjoy historical fiction and the novel mentioned many historically accurate battles and figures but the author threw all this away by making the centered female character a hussy for a handsome british soldier and his eually attractive cousin slash half brother spoiler alert but not really because it's completely obvious from very early on but the author still tries to make it some jaw dropping revelation and it all ends up being super anti climactic and unnecessary because it does very little for the plot The author had this incredible way to show the American Revolution form a woman's perspective She had set up a great way to show it through a character that was linked with actual events and people but she justfor lack of a better phrasetook a dump on it all and demeaned this character and all that she did by making her just as sex starved as all the other woman in modern novels And this woman was a uaker and of course that doesn't bode well for the story because she needs to have sex with both the steamy british soldier and his abusive but also kind what?? half brother How demeaning Don't worry though because she is still conflicted when it comes to spying on the loyalists because of her uaker roots even though her father works for General Washington Because that just makes a whole lot of sense

  3. Donna Thorland Donna Thorland says:

    cool sexy –New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabotawesome –Corey May Assassin's Creed 3“A stay up all night swashbuckling breath holding adventure of a novelAn extraordinary book about an extraordinary heroine”—Lauren Willig National Bestselling Author of the Pink Carnation series“FabulousA world of spies suspense skullduggery and sex You won’t want to stop reading”— New York Times Bestselling Author William Martin“Very entertaining”—New York Times bestselling author Margaret George

  4. Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~* Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~* says:

    Setting Colonial AmericaAfter witnessing the rape of her pregnant best friend by marauding British Soldiers Kate Grey abandons her pacifist uaker ways to become an operative reporting to The Merry Widow George Washington's most notorious spymaster Under the Widow's tutelage country mouse Kate becomes a femme fatale whose wholesome beauty and razor sharp intelligence ensnare two British officers the disgraced Peter Tremayne and his cousin the jealous and sadistic Bayard Caird When Kate's cover is blownshe must choose between two men and two countriesno longer certain where her politicalromantic and sexual loyalties lie The Turncoat for me was an exhilarating intelligent and superbly written intricate spy thriller romance with a great historical backdrop that kept its tension on a vibrating level at all times with surprises aplenty till the last page While Kate our Heroine was a strong and memorable characterI do have a wee uibble here For a supposedly sheltered young uaker woman she was barely fazed by the moral compromises she had to continually make And not the least of which included her involvement in a vicious bloody war and her intensifying fascination with her fiance's sexual deviance But because the story was told so well and kept me up late turning pagesI just let this wee uibble go and just enjoyed the story I look forward to reading the next book in this series by this authorHighly recommend

  5. Rosina Lippi Rosina Lippi says:

    I have a tbr pile that I worry about First because if it falls over it will crush one of my dogs and second because I make so little progress There are novels I have been trying to read for months My lack of success has nothing to do with the novels themselves hiding in the stack may be the best novel I'll ever come across It's just life And I will not bore you with the details The way I came to read The Turncoat is it fell in my lap Somebody handed it to me and said read the first chapter And sat down to stare at me until I had done just that I think I am hesitant to pick up historical novels because I am usually disappointed I can be disappointed in a historical than in a contemporary because a historical novel makes bigger demands of the writer and many writers don't take that challenge seriously But Donna Thorland does Donna Thorland can write She can tell a story and she has mastered the art of establishing time and place without hitting the reader over the head with it So once I started I had to finish and not once along the way did I look at the time The biggest compliment I can pay a writer is to say that I forgot to read like a writer There was no room in my head for noticing plot structure because it was solid balanced and uick moving and the characters had all my attentionAnother unusual point about this novel is that Thorland doesn't pull punches Most novels about the Revolutionary War especially love stories are sanitized Violence toward women is generally not considered in any depth She doesn't do this she looks the facts straight in the face and so the reader must too There are some wonderful characters here I haven't read any other novels by Thorland yet but I'm hoping I'll run into some of them again Just a peek would do Thus five stars And I'm looking forward to novels in the series

  6. Andrea (Catsos Person) is a Compulsive eBook Hoarder Andrea (Catsos Person) is a Compulsive eBook Hoarder says:

    I pretty much agree with these reviews but my rating is 35 starsJill’s Review the Pirate Wench’s Review’s review Finished this book in early February I’ve been a real slacker lately in terms of reviews this book is one of 12 books still sitting in my “currently reading” pile If I had rated this shortly after reading I think I would have given this 45 5 Stars I’ve had some time to think and this heroines ease at falling into un uaker like behavior doesn’t sit well with me Though I’m not a uaker years ago I used to attend “meeting” on Sunday and was active with their community read their pamphlets and read some of their published religious literature I know a little about the uakers—not an expert but have experience with itThe author has expert knowledge of the time period events etc currently the author writes for a Tv show called “Salem” And it shows This is heavier on the history than we might be used to in HR Writing HF is a “side hustle” for this author and is the pity By now now I have completed 34 of this series and it is all kinds of amazing Don’t let my uibble stop you if you want to try this This was an excellent read and very excitingCaveat Pay close attention to the minor and supporting characters They either show up again or are discussed in subseuent books in a way that they are a part of the other books even if the character doesn’t have on page dialog The underlying sub plot of this war and it’s activities is spread out across these books so pay attention

  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    Having not read an American Revolution novel in awhile I picked this one up and was pleasantly surprised with how it kept my interest The book follows Kate Grey who was a uaker woman but would become a successful Rebel Spy Pinning herself among people on both sides of the war she finds herself caught in a dangerous web which included intrigue as well as romance While a spy she becomes attracted to Peter Tremayne a British officer and it's through their relationship that she fully begins to understand the dangers of warThis novel is fast paced and an easy read about the American Revolution For one it was nice to read a novel which didn't paint the British in such a horrible light but still managed to show the struggles felt on both sides However on the other side of the coin I felt that the book didn't bring anything that was shockingly good to the table It was a good read but nothing that made me stop and say wow I've never read something like this before Nevertheless if you're looking for a uick historical romance that can easily be read at the beach this would be a good choice

  8. Jane Jane says:

    This review originally appeared on the Historical Novel Society's website Review copy provided by publisherThe Turncoat is a strong debut set mostly in British occupied Philadelphia during the Revolutionary years 1777 to 1780 Kate Grey the uaker daughter of a farmer turned revolutionary is drawn into the world of espionage by a glamorous Rebel spy known as the Widow but not before she has inadvertently given away her father’s secret to British officer Peter Tremayne Tremayne does not betray Kate but his loyalties are stretched farther when Kate turns up in Philadelphia under an assumed name and engaged to Tremayne’s rake of a cousin Bayard CaideThe American Revolution provides the novelist with plenty of scope for intrigue and action and I think Thorland has made a good effort at doing the period justice The parallel between two closely related nations fighting over a land and two men with an intricately twisted family tree at odds over a woman is worth considering The Turncoat provides a strong historical background for readers with plenty of action in the field of battle to balance out the society and bedroom scenesOn the minus side there is a disconnect between Kate’s origins as a uaker woman and her sudden transformation into a glamorous demi mondaine and I find it hard to believe she could lose her morals overnight In addition it is disconcerting that bad boy Caide is in some ways every bit as attractive to the reader – and to Kate – as the hero Tremayne Yet the complexity added by these jarring notes makes the novel interesting to me as do the interesting cast of characters and the author’s refusal to follow the conventional path of what could have been a straightforward romance These elements suit the background of intrigue and add up to a satisfying read

  9. Jennifer McQuiston Jennifer McQuiston says:

    I am going to start this review off by saying this isn't a Romance even though it is being reviewed on several Romance sites I am usually a reader of historical romance because straight historical fiction tends to bore me to tears Nothing about this book even approximates boring It held me riveted I mean take a long lunch break kind of riveted because I couldn't bear to put it down and return to my deskThorland masterfully crafts Kate Grey as a uaker woman turned Rebel spy who remains true to herself even as she changes into someone she doesn't recognize The Revolutionay War was heart wrenching and harrowing and Thorland shows it in all its unsentimental detail She doesn't need to embellish it her scenes suggesting rape or worse don't need details to shock even as we understand and abhor that such things happen in war There is a hero and an anti hero whom both tug at Kate's heart and enough historical detail to keep the time period front and center without losing a reader with a short attention span My favorite part of this book however was the writing The prose is breathtaking without being florid Thorland writes like Ken Follett at his best High praise as Follet is one of my all time favorite authorsMy only criticism of the book is the ending and I actually have to give kudos to Ms Thorland for not giving into what was surely an urge to gift the protagonists with a story book ending I wanted a happily ever after must be the romance reader in me I didn't get it Nor did I get clear closure on why the anti hero made the choices he did in the end against what seemed to be clear motivating factors on his part However I am adult enough to acknowledge that doesn't make the ending wrong Wonderful job and I can't wait to see what Ms Thorland produces next

  10. Marilyn Marilyn says:

    I got about four five chapters read and gave up The history part is okay; it was the interaction among the characters and some of the scenes ie an American undercover spy woman galloping away from the bad guys while simultaneously turning around in her saddle to fire away at them with her pistol a pistol which in those days was only good for one or two shots C'mon Only in Hollywood would such a thing be tried and then only in the old days of film And then another main character a uaker acting like a hussey in British held Philadelphia I was really looking forward to this book Such a disappointment

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