Sheldon Greene is now on my list of favorite historical fiction authors! "Pursuit of Happiness" is a great novel that is filled with fact and fiction, love, betrayal and details that will keep you turning page after page all the way to the end!
In the midst of the American Revolution, Philadelphia Quaker Joshua is sent to a British Caribbean island as a spy as he is against fighting. Here Joshua falls in love with Amelia, who is the wife of a slave holder. Not only is Amelia already married, but Joshua also has a girlfriend, Peggy, back home; however, Peggy becomes involved with someone else as well, Benedict Arnold. Joshua's relationship with his father is also a piece of the story and this adds additional emotions to the story.
The characters are well-developed and become alive in the story allowing for the reader to experience this time period and gain more knowledge of this important piece of American history.
You will not be disappointed with this work!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.