The Messenger by Siri Mitchell ~ Review

The Messenger

My Review: A masterful Revolutionary War tale, well written with stellar main characters.

Hannah Sunderland's world is changing fast, and not for the better. Her family's house is taken over by a British officer, her brother is imprisoned. Hannah is determined to do anything to help her brother, but what if it means becoming a spy?

I was amazed at how much I liked this novel. The depth made it riveting and I really appreciated the historical details. The characters were well written and I enjoyed the way they interacted with each other.

Both of the characters were written in first-person so it really helped me understand the characters to be able to "see" their thoughts. I think Ms. Mitchell did a really good job with the details, that really made this book pop. And I liked how this book realistically portrayed what was going on with the soldiers taking over their house and how the Quakers tried to stay neutral.

Overall, this was a skillfully written read with well built characters, and a vivid setting. There were times that I felt that there wasn't a whole lot going on, but those parts had some great dialogue going on. So I would recommend this book for someone who is looking for a heavier read, and enjoys historic details :)

I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review, thank you!


  1. Great review, thank you. This was the best book I read in a while, I loved it.


  2. I agree about the slow parts.. I enjoyed the story as a whole and I especially loved the intrigue it offered, but there were times I was waiting for things to shake up. It was a great ending.

  3. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who thought that! It was really well done :)

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