An Extraordinary Union

by | Feb 2024

A Extraordinary Union

In honor of both Black History Month and Valentine’s Day, this month’s recommendation is a historical spy romance about a formerly enslaved Black woman, serving as a spy for the Union during the Civil War.

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole is the first book in The Loyal League series and centers on Elle, a woman with a photographic memory, who teams up with Malcolm, a Pinkerton spy, to help put an end to a Confederate plot to win the war.

Cole has said she never thought she’d want to write a story set during the Civil War, but this series’ strong and brave heroines, who risk their lives for a cause and find love in the midst of a dark time, has garnered much praise, including from Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, Oprah Daily, Buzzfeed and more.

This action-packed and romantic read is fast-paced and ultimately uplifting, keeping the pages turning until the very end.

Raela Schoenherr works in marketing at a publishing company and is a lifelong lover of books and reading.


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