Join us as we celebrate Libby McNamee’s debut middle grade novel, Susanna’s Midnight Ride. A signing will follow. This event is free and open to the public.
As the former Colonies struggle for freedom, the American Revolution is in the hands of a brave and resourceful teenage girl.
At sixteen, Susanna Bolling is like America in rebellion; she craves independence. While her brothers are off fighting for the Patriots, she longs to do more than tedious household chores and attend spinning bees in sleepy City Point, Virginia.
When British General Cornwallis invades her family’s Bollingbrook Plantation, she overhears his secret plan to defeat the Patriots. Much to her shock, she finds herself at the center of the war. Now America’s fight for liberty hinges on her. But can she overcome her mother’s objections, face her own fears, and outwit the famed General and his entire Army?
The true story of revolutionary courage and conviction that’s sure to captivate readers of all ages.
"In this exciting and page-turning tale, McNamee shares the true tale of Susanna Bolling and her contribution to the American revolution. With constant action and rich vocabulary, this story keeps the reader engaged while sharing some of the lesser known or discussed elements of our history."
A writer, lawyer, and veteran, Libby McNamee loves exploring America’s many historical sites. When a descendant told her about Susanna Bolling’s heroism, Libby was determined to share it with the world. Susanna’s Midnight Ride is her first published novel.
Libby served as a US Army JAG Officer in Korea, Bosnia, Germany, and Washington State. She and her book-obsessed husband and son live in Richmond. A Boston native, Libby graduated from Georgetown University cum laude and Catholic University Law School.