BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Books From The Backlog: An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole


This is a fun meme! There used to be another meme about neglected TBR books, known as Dusty Reads. That meme died and recently this one popped up. I'm delighted to participate and I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog. Join the fun and share a neglected book from your shelf.

This week's neglected book ~



Click on the cover to go to the book's Goodreads page.

As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past . . .

Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South—to spy for the Union Army.

Malcolm McCall is a detective for Pinkerton's Secret Service. Subterfuge is his calling, but he’s facing his deadliest mission yet—risking his life to infiltrate a Rebel enclave in Virginia.

Two undercover agents who share a common cause—and an undeniable attraction—Malcolm and Elle join forces when they discover a plot that could turn the tide of the war in the Confederacy's favor. Caught in a tightening web of wartime intrigue, and fighting a fiery and forbidden love, Malcolm and Elle must make their boldest move to preserve the Union at any cost—even if it means losing each other.


Why did I add this to my shelf?

A lot of people I follow on Twitter were talking about this book and it sounded appealing. When Amazon put the Kindle version on sale, I snapped it up. I'm not a big historical romance fan but the blurb was interesting and the addition of mystery and intrigue amped up the appeal for me. 

Have you read this? If so, what did you think? If not, is this you'd pick up?

16 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this one a lot. The next two in the series lesser so, but still good. Black history and a different side of the US Civil War along with a strong heroine really made this one for me. Hope you like it, Bea. :)

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  2. i used to read a lot of books like this, but not so much any more. hope you enjoy it
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  3. I'm not a big historical fan either but it does sound like a good one.

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    1. I like the element of intrigue. Without that, I'd have probably passed on the book.

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  4. I do enjoy this genre from time and time. Sounds like it could be good.

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  5. Oooh! This sounds like an interesting read! I might add this to my shelf!

    Here’s my Books from the Backlog!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. It has an blurb, appealing blurb, doesn't it?

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  6. I haven't read any of her historicals - I've only recently read AC - her royals books and the AI audiobook. I'll have to give it a look. Thanks!

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    1. I have the AI audio, haven't listened yet. I did like the first royal book and have a couple of the others.

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  7. This does sound good and I feel like I've heard really good things about this author.

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  8. Oh, I have heard so many wonderful things about this one. I hope to read it at some point myself. I hope you enjoy, Bea!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you do too, when you read it.

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