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.
Lyn Cote’s book Faith is the third and final book in the Quaker Bride Series. If you haven’t read the first two in the series it is ok. I didn’t read the first two and I don’t think it made a difference. I understood everything. (But I will be going back and reading the first two)
While this book was described as historical fiction, I may have put it in the historical romance section. Don’t get me wrong, it focused on the historical part, but it leaned more towards the romance than I thought it would. That being said I really enjoyed where Cote placed this story in the Civil War. Lesser known battles and everything. Loved the attention to detail there.
I really did enjoy the character development. The Colonel and Faith were great main characters but there was a great supporting cast to that enriched this book quite a lot. I really did enjoy the ending. It wasn’t just your typical feel good, everything turns out perfect ending. (Don’t worry that doesn’t spoil anything)
I did like this book. The characters were grounded, yet high hopes. They were realistic, but determined. It didn’t sugar coat the bad stuff that could of happened, but in fact the characters dealt with it in a Christian manner. This may be the first time I read something by Cote, but it will not be the last.
Vendor: Tyndale House
I received this book from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my honest review.