A Waltz with Traitors
Title: A Waltz with Traitors Author: A. L. Sowards @a.l.sowards Publisher: Covenant Communications @covenantcommunications Genre: Historical Fiction
If you’ve hung around my page at all you know how much I love, love, love Historical Fiction. But lately, I’m really into these pockets of history I don’t know a ton about. Maybe it’s a region. A particular battle or long drawn out war. A time period. Religion. In this case, it was The Former Russian Empire in 1918 and a six-thousand-mile-long railroad track to freedom. It was the Bolsheviks, the Cheka, the Czechoslovak Legion, the Reds and the Whites. Your head may be spinning with all of these groups, but do not worry the author has included a glossary at the front of the book. And with her impeccable research shining throughout this book she will guide you through. Oh and there is a sweet little romance too that will have you quickly turning the pages, full of smiles and hope!
Czech Soldier Filip never wanted to fight for the Austro-Hungarian Empire, so at the first opportunity he deflected to the Russians. Now he and others like himself have formed the Czechoslovak Legion. They only have one goal . . . leave chaotic Russia and sail to France and help the Allies defeat the Central Powers; winning them an independent Czechoslovakia.
With the fall of the tsar, Nadia the daughter of a baron, life is in ruins. She’s on the run after her family was killed and her home and land taken over. She takes refuge with the Czechoslovak Legion and enters a sham marriage with Filip to ensure her safe passage; neither expecting real love.
▪️Legion has to hold over the railroad to:
✔️Brutal Siberian Winters
I really enjoyed this one! I don’t like to play the comparison game, but I would recommend this one for fans of Amy Harmon. This particularly reminded me of Where The Lost Wander. Highly recommend.