"Sovay is a not-so-proper eighteenth-century English girl. She poses as a highwayman, becomes involved with treasonous activities, and winds up in France, working with spies as part of the revolution, getting involved with a French soldier, and landing herself in a French jail. Bianca Amato takes her time with the complex narrative, and her pacing makes the story drag a bit. Still, the story has a wide cast of characters to enjoy--from British gentry to street urchins, from charming highwaymen to heroic French revolutionaries, from sensuous villains to rough country folk. Amato ends the book by singing a lovely version of the traditional English ballad Sovay's story is based on. G.D. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"