I love historical fiction, and a Girl Called Samson by Amy Harmon did not disappoint. You also know that I love characters, and Deborah, aka Rob, aka Samson, will capture your heart.
Imagine being a woman during the Revolutionary War era and wanting to be so much more than women were able to be. Imagine have hopes and dreams that could never come true because of your sex - even though these hopes and dreams were simple things like traveling and going to college.
Deborah wanted to fly when the world wanted her to sit. Instead of following along, she took matters into her own hand and became a soldier, hiding her womanhood from soldiers and leaders. Even after the war, Deborah couldn't be happy with "her lot" and found a way to continue to express herself. What's really crazy, is the story is based on a real person!
I loved her courage, her dreams, and her spunk. I laughed with her, cried with her, and rejoiced with her. She is definitely someone I would love to invite to lunch. Check out the book and let me know what you think!
Teri M Brown, author of An Enemy Like Me and Sunflowers Beneath the Snow connects readers with characters they'd love to invite to lunch.
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