Hamit a Hit in Albuquerque

There’s high praise for Francis’ Hamit’s The Shenandoah Spy in the Albuquerque Journal (subscription required). A Journal columnist, Jennifer Huard, met Hamit at a book signing and discovered his novel was exactly her cup of tea:

I enjoyed the book and the story of the “Confederate Cleopatra.” The dialog was written in the authentic dialect of the time, a true time capsule of our history that puts the reader right alongside the cast of characters in Virginia in 1865. While the book tells Belle’s story, it also gives a glimpse of the Civil War’s trying times, how families and servants teamed up against the opposition, how pride and loyalty prevail and how sometimes it just takes strong feminine ingenuity to get the job done.