Betsy Ross: Accidental Spy
In Philadelphia 1776, Betsy Ross wonders what really happened the night of the munitions warehouse explosion that killed her husband John Ross. Was it an accident or was the warehouse fire intentionally set? Was someone attempting to steal the Patriot weapons and gunpowder stored there? When the authorities refuse to investigate the crime, Betsy vows to uncover the truth. More
In Philadelphia 1776, Betsy Ross wonders what really happened the night of the munitions warehouse explosion that killed her beloved husband John Ross. Was it an accident or was the warehouse fire intentionally set? Was someone attempting to steal the Patriot weapons and gunpowder stored there? When the authorities refuse to investigate the crime, Betsy determines to uncover the truth, and soon finds herself drawn into Philadelphia's confusing underworld of spies and double agents working for both the British and the Patriots. Ultimately she has no choice but to trust the wrong man, but will she lose her life, or the lives of those she holds dear, in the process?
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“BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY will leave you breathless with anticipation wondering if Betsy will succeed in her mission to bring down the ruthless double spy intent on thwarting the rebel cause. Chock full of fascinating historical details about the Revolutionary war. Highly recommended.” -Richard Whitaker, historian.
"A truly suspenseful and thrilling tale with an intelligent and feisty heroine whom we are all familiar with from our knowledge of American history. What fun to envision Betsy Ross living as a single woman in Philadelphia in 1776. Ms. Clay has written a clever and imaginative tale providing Betsy the opportunity to use both her talent as a seamstress and an intuitive woman to solve a real-life crime that even today remains an American mystery" - Melissa Frederick, author
“From the talented pen of Marilyn Clay, fast becoming known as a premier historical suspense author, comes yet another exciting masterpiece. Characters in Clay’s novels spring to life as they draw you into their world, allowing you to live the stories right along with them. In addition, BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY is among the first, if not the first, novel ever written for adults featuring Betsy Ross, a legendary icon in American history, as the heroine!” - Janet Stewart, American Historical Preservation Society.
"No doubt one of the most suspenseful tales of spying and espionage cleverly interwoven into a stunningly realistic depiction of the Revolutionary war, featuring life as it was in 1776 for normal, everyday citizens caught up in a drama they had no choice but to endure." - Pat Beardon, historian.
"This is the sort of historical novel you don't want to see end. I sat up long into the night reading this book. I can only hope Ms. Clay intends to write a sequel! Thoroughly enjoyed, thoroughly recommended!"- Andrea Walsh, author.
MARILYN CLAY is the award-winning author of over twenty books, including twelve novels, two books for children and nine non-fiction titles. She founded, and for sixteen years, published The Regency Plume, an international newsletter focused on the Regency period in English history. A former University Editor with The University of Texas at Dallas, and a professional commercial artist for many years, she also designed the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award statuette and was presented the first RITA award statuette ever given at the RWA conference in San Francisco the year the RITA was unveiled.