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.–From Publisher
An Unlikely romance in a very hard time of America’s history. The author gives light to the struggles of a quaker who’s beliefs against war and the need to help people. The story also explores the characters relationships between whites and African-Americans. The struggle that Dev had with his family’s varying views on slavery and his beliefs.
Ms. Cote does an excellent job writing characters that the readers care about and the issues that each of them deal with in light of the Civil War and the time period of America’s history. The romance within the story was typical for Christian fiction and felt comfortable with the uniqueness of the plot and perspectives of the characters. The book was a quick and enjoyable read. It was refreshing from the typical Quaker/Amish story. Give this to a reader that like historical fiction or Amish/Quaker stories for a unique and fresh look.
I received this e-Arc from Edelweiss and the publisher Tyndale House, in exchange for an honest review.