Tuesday, July 5, 2016

"What's Your Name, Reb?"

Thus begins the Darrington Children's relationship with their uncle's American prisoner in the The Reb and the Redcoats by Constance Savey. Unlike most fiction about the Revolutionary War, this story is set in England and its main characters are British. I've always wondered what this time in history was like for British, and this book provides a wonderful window into such a life. Available to buy at Amazon and Thriftbooks.

Things for Writers to Note:
1.) Use of Sympathetic characters on both sides.
2.) Lack of a true villain, but still plenty of conflict.
3.) An unique storyline.
4.) A compelling back-story.

Writing Challenge: Include some kind of holiday.


  1. Would like to read!

  2. What do you mean by "Include a Holiday", in your writing challenge?

    1. Easy, have a holiday somewhere in your story (e.g. Christmas in Little Women).