Monday, March 14, 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.

I was intrigued by the premise of this story and to see how the author handled the idea of a Quakeress at war.  I was not disappointed.  Although Faith’s main objective was to find Shiloh, she took her responsibilities as nurse very seriously.  The book pointed out how different medicine during the Civil Was times was to now.  Sanitation was not a big issue.  Faith on the other hand insisted on cleanliness and doctored with herbs.  Devlin is a career soldier so it is interesting to see how a Quaker and soldier deal with their beliefs.  I could tell the author did a lot of research to write this book.  This was the third book in the Quaker Bride series.  I haven’t read the first two books in the series and understood the book fine.  I am looking forward to going back and reading those books.

I was given this book by the publisher for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way.

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Cover: Faith

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