Black History Month | Write It! Day 8 | An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole is a perfect example of the stories possible for black characters in period dramas. I would love to see the extraordinary Ellen Burns brought to the screen!
Official Summary: Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South—to spy for the Union Army.

Malcolm McCall is a detective for Pinkerton's Secret Service. Subterfuge is his calling, but he’s facing his deadliest mission yet—risking his life to infiltrate a Rebel enclave in Virginia.

Two undercover agents who share a common cause—and an undeniable attraction—Malcolm and Elle join forces when they discover a plot that could turn the tide of the war in the Confederacy's favor. Caught in a tightening web of wartime intrigue, and fighting a fiery and forbidden love, Malcolm and Elle must make their boldest move to preserve the Union at any cost—even if it means losing each other . . .

I always talk about the many genres available within the historical/period film genre. I was extremely pleased to read a historical spy story featuring a black female lead. It was extremely entertaining getting to know Ellen Burns. I would love to see the entire "The Loyal League" book series brought to the screen. 


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