Friday, August 14, 2015

A Ride Into Morning: The Story of Tempe Wick by Ann Rinaldi

A Ride into Morning: The Story of Tempe Wick   I have a thing for historical fiction and the Revolutionary war is one of my favorite time periods.   This book hit on both counts.   This is the story of a young woman, Tempe Wick, and her cousin Mary who do what they can to survive the war and aid the Patriots.

The story takes place in Pennsylvania, not too far from Valley Forge.  It is the true story of the Pennsylvania line and the mutiny that almost happened.  Tempe is a legend for refusing to give her horse to the mutineers.  This is her story.

As a side note   I love the symbolism in the book - the way that so may assocaited Tempe's horse, Colonel, with Freedom.  The imagery of riding so fast that you "ride into morning"  really gives you an image in your mind of what that horse must have been like.   All and all it was an enjoyable read.  4 out of 5 stars.

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