About the Book:
In the summer of 1776, British troops landed on Staten Island in New York in preparation to take the colony and isolate New England. After months of Whig oppression and occupation, the mostly Loyalist residents welcome the British with open arms. Annemie Visser is one of those residents. Employed as a maid in the household of Christopher Billopp, she inadvertently finds herself immersed in the war. As it engulfs her life, Annemie finds herself torn. Torn between her father and brother’s support of the war and her mother’s hope for peaceful conclusion. Torn between her friend Miles, an ardent Patriot, and her budding relationship with Nicholas, a British soldier. All these forces in Annemie’s life end up tied to a fateful meeting held on September 11, 1776 at Billopp’s house.
About the Author:
Alexandria Brim is a writer in NYC. As a young girl, she loved to read; so much so that she won the reading award. It was only natural to start writing.
This is the first book in a planned series set on Staten Island. The events in this book are based on actual events from the American Revolution. While there is some romance, the main focus is on the history. I hope you enjoy!
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