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An Extraordinary Union Audiobook

An Extraordinary Union

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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.

©2017 Alyssa Cole (P)2017 Recorded Books

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    Tuty 04-13-17
    Tuty 04-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I need book two now!!"

    Excellent listen!! I enjoyed this so much! The narrator was Fantastic. She actually performed the book instead of just reading the book. I love historical romances Beverly Jenkins has also been my favorite. I'm so happy to have stumbled upon another author that can keep me totally enthralled. The character development was spot on. I can't wait for book 2!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Busybee9000 04-02-17
    Busybee9000 04-02-17
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    "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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    rachel e cook 06-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "An enjoyable tale all around"

    After a shaky start I fell right in love with this book. As a historian I get pretty picky about historical fiction, despite a couple small issues I found myself giddy with excitement to hear that the characters were literally jumping on board with a real historical figure. Only real disappointment is that the second book in the series is not on Audible yet.

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    Fiyah Reader Atlanta, GA 05-12-17
    Fiyah Reader Atlanta, GA 05-12-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Intense and heart wrenching"

    Took a chance on this and glad I did. Well done. The tension had me clenching my teeth. Bravo!

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    05-08-17
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    "Not just a good story...A Great Story"

    I stayed up all night listening to it. Absolutely fantastic story! The romance is intoxicating and the story itself will have you hanging on until the last word is read!

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    Camp Diva 04-10-17
    Camp Diva 04-10-17
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    "Trying to finish, but must give first impressions"
    If you could sum up An Extraordinary Union in three words, what would they be?

    When I the plot, I was so excited. I admit that I am a mystery/detective genre fan, not romance. I keep thinking, this would be so great if they didn't keep talking about their feelings. If it were a true detective/mystery I would be thrilled.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Alyssa Cole? Why or why not?

    I am going to finish this tedious romance, but I doubt it because I can't sit through the tedium of will their love last.


    Which character – as performed by Karen Chilton – was your favorite?

    It was good


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was intrigued with the history of the spying in the Civil War era.


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    Cate F. Richmond, VA USA 03-30-17
    Cate F. Richmond, VA USA 03-30-17

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    "Unbelievable Hero"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only with caveats. It wasn't that I thought such a romance was impossible, it was that Malcolm sounded too good to be true.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Did not finish.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Karen Chilton?

    Only if someone edited her mispronunciations of words she must have never seen and she had some accent coaching.


    Could you see An Extraordinary Union being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes because who doesn't love the fantasy of an interracial romance set in Richmond during the Civil War? As long as the hero is an enlightened White guy.


    Any additional comments?

    Instead of reading this book I suggest reading Twelve Years a Slave, Help Me to Find My People by Heather Andrea Williams, and The Half Has Never Been Told by Edward E. Baptist.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. Bigham 04-23-17
    D. Bigham 04-23-17

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    "STUPID:"

    A secret agent, begs to leave the enemy, that has tried to murder her, and who can ID her alive! REALLY!!!

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