Abigail Matthews’ fate is decided the moment she pulls the trigger of the gun pointed at a British soldier. She is no longer seen as a devoted Loyalist to the Crown, but is marked as a traitor and faces a hangman’s noose. Already treading on dangerous ground, lifetime friend and Patriot, William Jackson helps her flee the patrol. She has no place to go and reluctantly joins him on his Sons of Liberty assignment to Berkshire. They soon find themselves caught up in a conspiracy involving smuggled rifles and unstable Indian alliances.
Abigail is forced to choose between her allegiance to England and William, who dreams of a free nation. Her decision involves tremendous risks, and she wonders if she and William will survive to explore their newfound love.
Set during pre-revolution Boston, COST OF FREEDOM immerses the reader in the espionage and intrigue of the rebel cause where capture means certain death . . . even for a woman.
You've got the hook form down right, but of course you're not giving us much other than usual here. You need to more specific about the risks. Is she going to lose her property? Is her mother going to gun her down as a rebel slut for running off with Bill from Berkshire? What are the consequences for her if the Patriots win...or if they don't? One thing we forget from the vantage point of 2006 is that the outcome WASN'T certain. Fewer than half the people in the colonies supported the rebel cause. Thousands LEFT when the Brits lost. Make us feel that dilemma.