01 April 2016

Faith by Lyn Cote

The Civil War battlefield is the last place Quakeress Faith Cathwell thought she'd find herself. But with a gift for nursing, Faith seizes this opportunity to join the fight for abolition-and to search for Shiloh, a freeborn childhood friend who was kidnapped and sold south by unscrupulous slave catchers.

Knowing it's much too dangerous for her to search enemy territory alone, Faith enlists the help of Colonel Devlin Knight, who is indebted to her for saving his cousin's life. A career soldier, Dev is committed to the preservation of the Union but conflicted about freeing his own slave and confidant, who plans to enlist as soon as Dev gives him manumission papers.

Blazing a trail east with the rest of Grant's army, Dev and Faith fight their personal battles-and a growing attraction to each other. When beliefs clash and passions flare, they quickly find that the only thing more dangerous than the war surrounding them is the battle within their hearts.

This third Quaker Brides novel follows Faith Cathwell, along with Colonel Devlin Knight, within the chaos of the Civil War. Like the series’ previous two novels Honor and Blessing, Faith explores the issue of the abolition of slavery, as well as the Quaker faith, yet with its own great new characters, circumstances, and historical context. As I started and kept reading Faith, I found myself easily enjoying as much as I did the others. And as I expected, Lyn Cote wonderfully tells this historical Civil-War tale in an engaging and captivating manner, filling it with plenty of drama and romance amidst its challenges. Any fan of historical fiction - especially those who enjoyed Honor and Blessing - should take the time to read Faith; I certainly recommend it.

Thanks to Tyndale BlogNetwork, I received a copy of Faith and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the Author
Lyn Cote, known for her "Strong Women, Brave Stories," is the award-winning, critically-acclaimed author of more than 35 novels. Her books have been RITA Award finalists and Holt Medallion and Carol Award winners. Lyn received her bachelor's degree in education and her master's degree in American history from Western Illinois University. She and her husband have two grown children and live on a small but beautiful lake in northern Wisconsin. Visit her online at her website.

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