Thursday, March 17, 2011

From the Vault

This week's title from the vault is...
The Mockingbird's Call by Diane Ashley and Aaron McCarver
HP 892

How did Amelia get herself into this mess?

Amelia Montgomery never would have planned to become a notorious agent on the Underground Railroad; it just happened. Someone needed help, and she helped. Before she knew it, she had acquired the code name Mockingbird, and the whole Confederate army was looking for her - including her brand new fiance, Captain Luke Talbot.

Jared Stuart finds himself torn between his convictions and his duty as a Tennessean. While he can no longer support slavery, he will not fight against his friends and neighbors. Instead, Jared chooses to use his talents as a writer to prove the pen is mightier than the sword.

When Luke arrests Jared, accusing him of being Mockingbird, Amelia must face herself and make difficult decisions. Will she admit to her actions, freeing Jared and destroying her own engagement, or will she play it safe and stay silent?

What would you do in this situation?


  1. I LOVED the cover of this book. So much detail, and it fits the story so beautifully.

  2. Thanks, Erica. As I know you know, Barbour does some wonderful covers. They have always tried to bring to life what I have suggested for the cover concept. I agree they outdid themselves on this one. It is a particular favorite.

  3. Great cover, and this sounds like another fascinating story - - Wow!! ~ And to answer today's question, I would have to tell the truth! I couldn't live with myself if I didn't admit to my actions.
    Blessings, Patti Jo :)

  4. Thanks so much Erica. As Aaron said, this is one of our favorites. We were so excited when we saw the gift Jared was hiding. Such a perfect moment!

    Thanks Patti Jo. Like you, I think my conscience would scream at me. But then again I'm not nearly as courageous as Amelia and cannot imagine doing something that might land me or anyone around me in jail. I prefer to get all of my excitement in books and movies. Hmmm...maybe that's why I'm a writer..LOL

  5. What an intriguing peek! I'm a big chicken.... hopefully I would tell the truth... eventually. :)

  6. Yeah, I would have to tell the truth, too. Would have insomnia 'til I did!!!!! Sounds like an exciting book!!!