This book begins in 1765, where Makepeace Burke is a tavern owner in Boston. Some of her clients include Sam Adams and other Sons of Liberty. She is a patriot and hates the way the English rule the colony. But when an angry mob dumps a man into the harbor, she rescues him, only to learn that he is the aristocratic Englishman, Sir Philip Dapifer. When the mob returns to Makepeace Burke's tavern for revenge, Philip smuggles her on board a ship bound for London to save her life.
This is my second book for the American Revolution Reading Challenge. The revolution was only a secondary theme of the book, but I enjoyed it. I rated it 4 out of 5.