Title: The Shenadoah Spy
Author: Francis Hamit
Genre: Fiction, Historical
Reviewer: Bill McDonald
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1595959025
This is a fiction based upon the real life of Belle Boyd , who became famous as The Rebel Spy and The Cleopatra of the Secession. This is the first novel in a series about the Confederate Secret Service and the women who worked for it. The time is July 1861. Belle, a 17 year old debutante, is alarmed and distressed when her home town , Martinsburg, Virginia, is invaded by volunteer Union Army troops. The man she'd hoped to marry has been killed in battle. When drunken Union soldiers invade her home, dire consequences ensue.