An Extraordinary Union

  • by Alyssa Cole
  • Narrated by Karen Chilton
  • 10 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past.
Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South - to spy for the Union Army. Malcolm McCall is a detective for Pinkerton's Secret Service. Subterfuge is his calling, but he's facing his deadliest mission yet - risking his life to infiltrate a Rebel enclave in Virginia. Two undercover agents who share a common cause - and an undeniable attraction - Malcolm and Elle join forces when they discover a plot that could turn the tide of the war in the Confederacy's favor. Caught in a tightening web of wartime intrigue, and fighting a fiery and forbidden love, Malcolm and Elle must make their boldest move to preserve the Union at any cost - even if it means losing each other.


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This was my first book by Ms.Cole, however it certainly won't be my last. The character development of this story was deep and thoughtful. The storyline was provocative and different from most IR historical romances. I have to admit I was a bit skeptical at first sense Beverly Jenkins has always been my go to for this genre. Boy was I wrong!!! This story between Elle & Malcolm was deep.. You could feel their love and passion for the cause and each other so strongly. Every character played an important role in this story. I can't wait for the second book in this series. I love a little drama and the spy aspect was awesome and refreshing to read about. The narrator also did an amazing job with all of the characters. She really put on a show! I felt like I was watching a movie.
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- Tuty

Spy enemy or lover?!

This is the first time That I have red a story by AlyssiaCole. And it definitely will not be my last. This is the very extraordinary love story Of Elle and Malcolm. What makes the story this love story if he will extraordinary is the color of their skins. She was a black woman he was a white man both fighting for the same cause to free slaves. And win the Civil War for the north. Both were spies working for the north when they met. Although Iwas very suspicious Malcolm and FIRST. Because she couldn't trust anyone much less someone dressed as a rebel and because he was watching her with Romance in his heart But the obvious question was could she trust him with her secrets as a spy as well as her heart I thoroughly enjoy this story I've often wondered if two people during that time black-and-white could actually meet and fall in love I know that their union as a marriage would not be legal but could they actually fall in love during that time and I think that they could and that they did I will definitely be reading more of Ms Cole's stories in the near future I definitely recommend this book to you.
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- Busybee9000

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-28-2017
  • Publisher: Recorded Books