Undaunted Faith presents a very engaging story, with well developed characters who grow in their faith or choose to turn from the Lord. This book, like the others in the series, is very well written with drama, action, surprises, and a setting that enhances the story line. Highly recommended, especially to anyone intrigued with life in the Old West.
Couldn't put it down! The entire series was excellent and this wrapped it all up nicely. I was amazed at how much the author referred to God without it seeming unnatural for the conversations & characters. Do yourself a favor and get all four books and read them in order. I'm so glad I did.
A Story of Faith, Hope, Love, and Self Realization
July 18, 2011
richard r blake
Age: Over 65
This is the fourth in the "Seasons of the Heart Series" and centers on Luke and Jake McCabe as well as Bethany Stafford from the earlier series as they begin life and ministry in Silverthorne a typical community during the period of settling in the Arizona Territory. Indians, rustlers, and townspeople all add to the drama of this engrossing story.
"Undaunted Faith" has a parallel plot in which Luke and Bethany, engaged to be married, have a series of issues and misunderstandings to work through Jake helps Dr. Annetta Cavanaugh find forgiveness, hope, and self acceptance, as he offers her protection and an unexpressed love. Boeshaar develops strong believable characters and introduces a positive Gospel message within the flow of a natural dialog.
Unexpected plot twists add a compelling element to the sheer enjoyment of Boeshaar's unique style of writing Christian inspirational fiction. Favorable reviews already indicate that the Andrea Boeshaar fans are excited about "Undaunted Faith" the final book in the "Seasons of the Heart" series.
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Undaunted Faith is the fourth book in the Seasons of Redemption series by Andrea Boeshaar. This has been such a great series to read, not to mention a great introduction to an author.
Here we follow up with the McCabe brothers, Luke and Jake. And then there is Bethany Stafford, now a schoolteacher in the new town they've traveled to. She doesn't like it much but it was better than the option she had before. But there's trouble brewing in town, and they're trying to work with some others to figure out the source. And in the midst of this swirling madness Luke proposes to Bethany. It's so sudden and she's afraid that he just wants to save her reputation.
Another development in the town is that there's a female doctor, which makes quite a few people less than happy. She's wrapped up in her work and doesn't want to have anything to do with men right now. But she does find a friend in Jake McCabe, though she isn't entirely sure what to think about him.
The town is in disarray with a brothel and other men trying to take control. The threat is extremely high. What will happen? And will people get hurt? Or worse yet, wind up dead? You'll just have to read to find out!
These books are so amazing with such rich stories. And the covers advertise the books really well and are pretty beautiful. Some of the characters in this particular novel are real snakes, like the sheriff who just got under my skin. But overall it was a very pleasant read, and I just wish there were more to it! It's definitely something you should pick up, especially if you like historical romance. Please check this series out at your local bookstore or online.
This is book 4 in a series and every one of them is wonderful. Andrea has created an amazing family through this series and it was so fun to visit them again and see where Luke and Jake McCabe are now (along with a couple of lovely ladies - Bethany and Annetta). There are some wonderful storylines involving redemption and forgiveness, and the fact that God's grace will truly cover anything. But they are wrapped up in this great story with enough action and romance to keep you engaged from page 1 until the very end. Great book!