Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Spies in Corsets
Heading the spy ring is Betsy Kincaid, known throughout Richmond as Crazy Betsy. Crazy as a Fox Betsy is a shrew operator who knows how to use her nieces' talents to their best advantage. Crazy Betsy is loosely based on a historical character, Elizabeth Van Lew. Elizabeth socialized with Jefferson Davis' wife, Varina, all the while using her connections to funnel information to the Union. An eccentric matron, she used her unusual behavior as a cover for her spying.
Who can know how many female spies operated during the Civil War - a female spy could certainly romance secrets out of lonely soldiers, even in the top ranks.
www.victoriagrayromance.com to learn more about the book and other Civil War romance, Destiny. Both books are available in print and e-book from The Wild Rose Press.