At first glance, The Messenger didn’t seem like the type of book I would be interested in even though as historical fiction it was among my favorite genres, however, as I read, it really grabbed my interest. Hannah Sunderland was brought up as a Quaker but during the revolutionary war in Philadelphia, situations arose that made her question some of the teachings of her faith. Since her twin brother’s defection of the faith’s pacifistic beliefs by joining the colonist fighting against the crown and his subsequent imprisonment, she can’t help but try to help her twin. She faces serious dilemmas concerning truth and obedience to her parents and her faith.
After becoming involved in helping a Colonial spy, things go from bad to worse, when her Quaker teachings conflict with what she feels is the right thing to do. This book by Siri Mitchell is a terrific read and I do recommend it to you. I received this book free of charge in exchange for writing a review to publish on my blog. If you are interested in doing this, go to www.bethanyhouse.com.