I thought that the author did a very good job of drawing you in and bringing you into the story as you watched the main character becoming more content and finding herself. I also liked how it was placed in some historical events and you were in the main characters world, but could see what else was going on around her. Loved it!
Based on a true story of a woman that was truly daring and patriotic. She was able to stand up for her passions to fight for freedom. It’s a beautiful love story that my boys enjoyed!
I read this book in one shot; I couldn’t put it down. It’s a great story, but what makes it even more interesting is that Anne Saunders is based on the real woman Deborah Sampson and that the military action was also based on real events in the Revolutionary War. Fascinating! I researched Deborah Sampson as soon as I finished the novel. I had never heard of her before, so I’m grateful to have learned about her brave and daring contribution to the birth of the United States by reading this book.
I love reading books based on a true story and this did not disappoint. It was very entertaining and packed full of such great principles. The main character grows a lot and you experience that right a long with her. I definitely will have my kids read this when we are studying the Revolutionary War.
This book kept us up past bedtime more than once because we had to read “just one more chapter!” So entertaining. We just flew through it. I was so happy with the ending too!
“Yes,” she said, “it is tempting, what you offer me. But there is more to life than that.” She tapped the handbill on the table. “And more than this little town.” Her voice became intense. “I want more, do you hear? I want more from life than that!”
Eighteen-year-old Anne is faced with two choices: enter into the security of a happy marriage, like the other young ladies around her, or fulfill her patriotic desire to fight for her country. Posing as a young man, she enlists in the United States Army and joins the fight for freedom amid harsh conditions, dangerous missions, and even betrayal. Through it all, Anne learns valuable lessons of love, courage, and the true meaning of patriotism. Will Anne’s secret identity keep her safe, or will betrayal and the need to survive put her in harm’s way?
Based on a true story, Girl with a Musket is a treasure that will be enjoyed for years to come.
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