The Loyal League

The Loyal League

Book 1: AN EXTRAORDINARY UNION (3/28/2017) Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | B&N

 Book 2: A HOPE DIVIDED (11/28/17)  Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | B&N

Book 3: AN UNCONDITIONAL FREEDOM (2/26/19) Amazon| Apple | Kobo | B&N

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Praise for An Extraordinary Union:

RT Reviewers Choice Book of the Year for 2017

American Library Association’s RUSA Best Romance for 2018

An Entertainment Weekly TOP 10 ROMANCE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Bookpage TOP PICK

Kirkus BEST BOOKS OF 2017

Vulture TOP 10 ROMANCE BOOKS OF 2017

Publishers Weekly BEST BOOKS OF 2017

A Booklist TOP 10 ROMANCE FICTION 2017

Book Riot “Best Books of 2017 So Far,” Publishers Weekly “Best Romance of 2017,” Kirkus “Best Fiction of 2017,” Book List “Best Romances of the Decade”

“Cole does the seemingly impossible, using the Civil War as a backdrop for a realistic, gripping interracial romance that interrogates slavery, systemic racism, and more, while still remaining utterly swoon-worthy.” —Entertainment Weekly on An Extraordinary Union, Top 10 Romances of 2017

“Cole deftly interweaves the fraught realities of American history with romance and adventure — this is a spy story, after all — and it is elegantly told.” —Vulture.com on An Extraordinary Union

“Alyssa Cole’s AN EXTRAORDINARY UNION is as extraordinary as the title suggests–riveting, romantic, and utterly remarkable.” —Courtney Milan, New York Times bestselling author

“With its richly detailed setting, heart-stopping plot, and unforgettable characters, An Extraordinary Union is everything you can ask from historical fiction. Alyssa Cole has taken an unforgettable hero, a uniquely resourceful heroine, and mixed them together for some truly combustible chemistry. Brava!”—Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author

“Alyssa Cole is just a wonderful storyteller, and she’s fast become one of my auto-buy authors. An Extraordinary Union is the perfect blend of history, adventure, and heart-stopping romance, with a courageous heroine you’ll love and a hero you’ll fall in love with. I read it in a single sitting, and my heart wants to go on living with these characters.”—Susanna Kearsley, New York Times bestselling author

“Cole’s sparkling gem of a romance portrays love at its most practical and sublime.” —Publishers Weekly starred review

“Cole spins a tale that will pull you in from the very first page.”—RT Book Reviews *five star* Top Pick review

Praise for A Hope Divided:

“It’s gratifying to read a novel that deals so frankly with such issues and takes an unflinching view of the realities of life during the Civil War rather than reiterating the dangerous Lost Cause rhetoric that often colors romance narratives of this era.” —Entertainment Weekly on A Hope Divided

Successfully navigating the challenges of writing an interracial romance set during the Civil War is difficult enough to do once, but to pull it off twice is truly impressive. And yet Cole has managed to do just that with her second book in the series.” —Shondaland.com on A Hope Divided

 “Thoughtfully portrayed characters with deep minds and passionate hearts make this second novel in Cole’s Loyal League series, following An Extraordinary Union (2017), sparkle. Highly recommended for lovers of historical romance.” —Booklist, starred review for A Hope Divided

 “Alyssa Cole’s An Extraordinary Union was one of our favorite spring romances, and this season she returns with the sequel.” —Bookish “Autumn’s 2017 Most Swoon-Worthy Romance Books” list for A Hope Divided

 “An exceptional story that both educates and entertains and beautifully launches a unique series.” —Library Journal STARRED REVIEW, Editor’s Fall Picks for An Extraordinary Union

 “The second book in Cole’s Loyal League series (An Extraordinary Union, 2017) follows much the same pattern as the first. Again, Cole’s heroine is gorgeously portrayed and powerful enough that readers will worship at her feet just as Ewan does. But if this book shows that Cole is settling into a pattern, readers won’t want her to break the mold on book No. 3. Her prose is flawless. Her historical research is absorbing, and her characters are achingly human. This book is fantastic. As the war closes in around them, the line blurs between who is the rescuer and who is the rescued.” —Kirkus starred review for A Hope Divided

 “Brace yourself for another amazing installment of Cole’s The Loyal League series! A Hope Dividedfeatures plenty of twists and turns that make Marlie’s family secrets as surprising to the reader as they are to her.” —RT Book Reviews, 5 Stars Gold for A Hope Divided

Praise for An Unconditional Freedom:

“…one of the most tense, brilliant, urgent, and goddamn gorgeous romances I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I don’t know how Alyssa Cole keeps doing this. I stand here in absolute awe, utterly vanquished.” —The Seattle Review of Books

“Cole weaves a tense and gripping plot into a tapestry of fascinating and authentic historical detail, told from the distinct perspectives of people of color, without skimping on the growing feelings and strong desires that bring two lovers together. Forbidden attraction and the threat of betrayal are the initial hooks for what turns out to be a sumptuously written and meticulously researched tale of a country at war with itself and two damaged people who find themselves in each other’s arms.”Kirkus, starred review

“A heroine torn by conflicting loyalties and a vengeance-driven hero haunted by the past struggle to come to terms with reality and their feelings in this emotionally compelling, information-rich story. Very nicely —Library Journal

“This third and hopefully not last installment in Cole’s Loyal League series, following A Hope Divided (2017), is historical romance at its finest.”Booklist, starred review

“Cole has outdone herself here. There’s no sugarcoating the history of a something as vile as slavery, a raw wound that just keeps reopening. An Unconditional Freedom doesn’t allow you to turn away from it but invites you to learn from it in hopes that common sense, decency and an intrinsic belief in everyone’s worth will always be greater than the evil that exists.” – Bibliojunkies