Where in history can one find a period of more excitement and romance than the American Revolution? A time of intrigue, spies and secret liaisons? Of trysts and high drama, where no one could be absolutely certain which side anyone was on at any given moment. Turn coats and traitors abounded. Betrayal was all too common and occurred at the highest level. Who might be next?

General Benedict Arnold was George Washington's right arm, an officer of the highest rank who had served the Patriot cause with outstanding courage and excellent leadership. But the Revolution was also a time when men and women on opposite sides of the war fell in love and Arnold fell for a beautiful Tory. She, along with his pride, greed, and fear of being on the losing side, led to his downfall. He later died in England, poor and alone. despised by Americans and British alike for betraying his country.

This saga that forged a new nation was filled with passion, soaring hopes, dashed dreams, unimaginable courage and sacrifice. Never underestimate the sacrifice colonial Americans made for the cause. What we are today, that underdog who takes on the world and wins mentality, all came about during the high drama of the Revolution.

I have an inherent sense of this time period. The streets of Williamsburg, historic Philadelphia, early plantation homes, and the colonial frontier draw me with the richness of the past. These men and women who altered the course of history and stood or fell for what they believed will never be forgotten by me.
Beth Trissel author of Enemy of the King, Historical Romance Novel coming to the Wild Rose Press later in 2008. For more on this and my other work please visit my website at:

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  1. Mary Marvella // May 14, 2008 at 10:57 PM  

    Maybe you lived there in a previous life? You have an aura about you.

  2. Beth Trissel // May 14, 2008 at 11:00 PM  

    Maybe so. I'm also an Indian nut, so maybe I hung out with the tribe as well...and then I have this thing about Scotland, merry Old England...

  3. Beth Trissel // May 15, 2008 at 6:52 PM  

    Ok, Mary, now your turn to comment and then mine again...

  4. Nightingale // May 16, 2008 at 5:50 PM  

    It's my turn. Hand up. I've had the privilege of reading some of this and, though the period I think most intriguing is the English Civil War (how Cavalier of me), I found a new period in which to become immersed (very formal lingo).

    Back to you Mary or Beth.

  5. Beth Trissel // May 17, 2008 at 11:10 PM  

    OK, Beth here. Thank you Linda for entering in so enthusiastically.
    Man, that's a big word. And you are so right, the American Revolution is a fascinating time period to incorporate along with your Cavalier intrigue.