Redcoat (Bernard Cornwell)

Posted on Sun 26 November 2006 in Rooties Recent Reading

What do you get if you cross a classic Bernard Cornwell Sharpe book, the American fight for independence and a love story?

Redcoat! A pleasant book which I found to be as much a love story as a book of action. Our hero is British soldier serving in the ranks and he falls in love with a girl who happens to be helping the American Rebels. It's as well written as all the Sharpe books and it reveals some of the subtleties of war, like how would the rebels find out about a planned attack? I wouldn't go looking to read love stories but I found this a very enjoyable read.