Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Soldier's Secret by Sheila Solomon Klass

"Waiting on" Wednesday was created by Jill of Breaking the Spine, and is a way for bloggers to share the upcoming books that they're longing for. This week I'm waiting on...

Soldier's Secret: The Story of Deborah Sampson
by Sheila Solomon Klass
Released March 31st, 2009

In the 1700s, women’s responsibilities were primarily child rearing and household duties. But Deborah Sampson wanted more from life. She wanted to read, to travel—and to fight for her country’s independence. When the colonies went to war with the British in 1775, Deborah was intent on being part of the action. Seeing no other option, she disguised herself in a man’s uniform and served in the Continental army for more than a year, her identity hidden from her fellow soldiers. Accomplished writer Sheila Solomon Klass creates a gripping first person account of an extraordinary woman who lived a life full of danger, adventure, and intrigue.

Why I'm waiting:
I've always liked stories of women who disguise themselves to fight as men, and this one sounds especially exciting, for some reason!


  1. I like historical books - and books that feature strong women. This sounds like it will be a good read!

  2. This does sound different from all the other girl-dresses-as-boy books though I don't know why

  3. I love girls dressing up as boys and besting them! Historicals are a plus :) The cover is great!

    Thanks for sharing this selection!



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