Release Day Review: A Girl Called Samson by Amy Harmon


From New York Times bestselling author Amy Harmon comes the saga of a young woman who dares to chart her own destiny in life and love during the American Revolutionary War.

In 1760, Deborah Samson is born to Puritan parents in Plympton, Massachusetts. When her father abandons the family and her mother is unable to support them, Deborah is bound out as an indentured servant. From that moment on, she yearns for a life of liberation and adventure.

Twenty years later, as the American colonies begin to buckle in their battle for independence, Deborah, impassioned by the cause, disguises herself as a soldier and enlists in the Continental Army. Her impressive height and lanky build make her transformation a convincing one, and it isn’t long before she finds herself confronting the horrors of war head-on.

But as Deborah fights for her country’s freedom, she must contend with the secret of who she is—and, ultimately, a surprising love she can’t deny.

**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

Amy Harmon, without a doubt, is one of the finest authors out there, and one of my personal favorites. I say this in every review I write for her, but I genuinely feel that way. Her writing is so captivating that I would read anything she writes. I am thrilled that she has chosen to delve into historical fiction, and her latest book, A Girl Called Samson, is a testament to her incredible storytelling ability. Harmon masterfully brings the characters and their stories to life, immersing the reader in the world she has created.

“I loved them in different amounts. Small piles and great piles. I do not love you the same way. This feeling is new. It is a mountain, and it has fallen on me. I didn’t know it would feel this way to love.”

Although A Girl Called Samson took a bit of time to gain momentum, once it did, I was hooked. The character Deborah Samson is an awe-inspiring figure of strength, determination, and resilience, and Harmon does an excellent job of telling her story. I found myself rooting for Deborah until the very end. The book has all the elements of a great story- poignant moments, light-hearted scenes, heart-pumping moments of tension, and just the right amount of romance. Harmon's ability to transport readers into the world she has created is remarkable, and I found myself fully invested in Deborah's journey.

Overall, A Girl Called Samson is a triumph of historical fiction, and I cannot recommend it enough. Harmon's talent as a writer is undeniable, and I am eagerly anticipating her next book.

About the author:

Amy Harmon is a Wall Street JournalUSA Today, and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now being published in seventeen different languages, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

Amy Harmon has written sixteen novels - the Washington Post bestseller What the Wind Knows, the USA Today bestsellers The Bird and The Sword, The Smallest Part, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as the #1 Amazon bestselling historical From Sand and Ash, Where the Lost Wander, The First Girl Child, The Queen and The Cure, The Law of Moses, The Song of David, Infinity + One, Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, and the New York Times bestseller, A Different Blue. Her latest novel, The Songbook of Benny Lament, a historical romance, is now available.

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