I love reading a historical fiction story that requires the author to imagine a lot and fill in the blanks. George Washington really used a spy network to help win the war against the British, and there was really a spy known as 3-5-5, “Lady”. That’s just about all that is known. So, Veronica Rossi used her imagination and historical events and people to build a story around the unknown spy, 355.
I found the book to be absolutely engrossing. I was in love with the character, Frannie. She is strong-willed, and absolutely amazing. Her ability to adapt created a story that I couldn’t stop reading. I loved her the most when she was being her true self. She’s a bit crass and completely un-lady-like, and I loved it.
Frannie’s need to escape her awful step-father is apparent. He’s a horrible human, and I wanted her to get away from him so much. When her opportunity arises, she seizes it, and takes another woman’s identity. I really enjoyed this situation. I liked her inner worries, and her solutions to her problems.
The entire story was filled with exciting moments that made me worry about what would happen to her next, but I thought all that excitement would take place on the front lines, and really a lot of it happens at garden parties, and social dinners. It was something I hadn’t envisioned when picking up this book, and I really enjoyed it!
Overall, I truly enjoyed reading this historical fiction. It was filled with great characters and had a plot that kept me engaged throughout the book!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend