Windswept by Annabelle McCormack
Publication Date: September 21, 2021
Paperback & eBook; 438 pages
Series: The Windswept Saga, Book One
Genre: Historical Fiction
A British nurse in WWI Egypt races to deliver explosive intelligence that could change the course of the war in this novel of suspense, adventure, and love.
May, 1917. Ginger Whitman left a life of wealth and privilege in England to train as a battlefield nurse and serve in the Great War. Working on the brutal frontlines in Palestine, she finds a wounded soldier hiding in her camp. The soldier claims to carry intelligence unmasking a secret plot against the British—and that traitors within British intelligence are searching for him. Desperate and dying, the soldier entrusts a coded message to her care.
Ginger is hurled into an unfamiliar world of intrigue and murder amidst the war-ravaged Arabian desert. She's determined to help her country but trusting the wrong person could cost her life. Then the arrival of mysterious and handsome British intelligence officer Major Noah Benson offers a chance of help. But Noah may be as dangerous as he is charming. As she’s swept away by stolen moments on the desert sands, Ginger realizes her heart may also be at risk.
Hunted by a shadowy enemy spy, Ginger must decide if she can trust Noah. But as she grapples with her decision, Ginger makes a shocking discovery: a sinister secret that threatens to shatter the world she thought she knew.
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Praise"Chock-full of secrets and spies, love and betrayal, danger and adventure, all of which is set against the devastating backdrop of WWI, Windswept by Annabelle McCormack is a sumptuous, fast-paced, and riveting read that'll have you cheering for the heroine until the very end." -Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of Sister Dear and You Will Remember Me
"A neophyte nurse becomes an accidental but effective spy in this gripping adventure." -Kirkus Reviews
“Windswept is a whirlwind of an adventure. From the edge-of-your seat suspense, to the passionate romance…you won’t be able to put this book down!” -Lisa Boyle, author of Signed, A Paddy
"Windswept is a delightful, ripsnorting adventure with a feisty heroine, a breathless pace, and endless adventure, intrigue, and romance. You will smile from cover to cover. This will remind you how enjoyable a good book can be." –William Bernhardt, bestselling author of the Ben Kincaid series
“Suspenseful, sexy, and moving, Windswept is a great choice for those looking for strong female leads in their historical fiction. Ginger will inspire you; the story will enthrall you, and the passionate romance will win you over.” -Samantha Hui, Independent Book Review
WOW! What a breathtaking ride of a book this was! I couldn't read it fast enough and yet I didn't want it to end!
Ginger is a young woman from a wealthy family who volunteered as a nurse in World War One and stationed in Palestine. Her fiance is a surgeon at the camp, though her family doesn't approve and wants her to marry her brother's friend whom she doesn't care for.
One day Ginger happens upon a wounded soldier. She stops to help him and realizes he is wearing a Turkish uniform. He tells her that he is a spy for the British and has extremely important information that needs to be passed on to his superiors and that there is a spy among the British that is looking for him. She decides to help him but she will have to get help from her friend and Fiance to keep him hidden. She is already in trouble for not listening to orders and harboring a possible enemy id of course frowned upon. He gives Ginger a coded message for Cairo Intelligence - a secret that could change the course of the war - and the name of the man that can help him. What happens next, well you will just have to read it and see! I can tell you that it's a thrilling read with danger, betrayal, romance (Ginger and Noah...more please!), and the writing is impeccable. Even if you are WWI'd out you should definitely pick this one up. It will bring readers a whole new aspect of the war that they may not be aware of.
I am truly impressed with Annabelle's debut historical and absolutely cannot wait for the next book, which will be out next year!
About the Author
Annabelle McCormack writes historical women’s fiction with epic settings, adventure, and romance. Her debut book Windswept, a novel about a British WWI nurse in the Middle East caught in a dangerous web of intrigue and romance, will be published September 2021.
She was born in San Jose, Costa Rica to a Costa Rican mother and American father. She moved to the US at the age of 4, but remains fully bilingual in English and Spanish. She studied at the Johns Hopkins University, where she obtained a Master of Arts in Fiction in 2010. Afterward, she dedicated herself to her photography business, while continuing to work on her writing as a long-term goal. In 2018, she received the award for Best Novel at the 2018 Red Sneaker’s Writer Conference (now Writer-Con). She lives in Maryland with her husband and five children and writes as a staff blogger for Inkitt Writer’s Blog.
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