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Faith #3, in the Quaker Brides Series by Lyn Cote
Against the backdrop of the Civil War, Quaker Faith Cathwell turns to nursing to heal the loss of her twin sister Honoree and as a cover to locate her childhood friend Shiloh – born free, but captured and sold into slavery. Her staunchest supporter is Colonel Devlin Knight. But will their views on abolition ultimately unite or divide them?
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
Series: Quaker Brides
Knowing its 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 cousins 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 Grants army, Dev and Faith fight their personal battlesand 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.
nkwbookreviewer5 Stars Out Of 5Civil War Quaker Historical Adventure Romance, 5 StarsSeptember 19, 2016nkwbookreviewerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"Faith" by author Lyn Cote is Book Three in her Quaker Bride series. This Christian historical fiction novel is 384 pages and published by Tyndale House. This is the final book in the series but could be read as a stand alone. It is a nice historical romance, too.
Author Cote writes the story of Faith in this book. Faith is a trained nurse and cares for Union soldiers. Her friend Honoree, born free but often mistaken for a slave, does, also. Her sister was kidnapped so she and Faith are going to try to find her. Another character is Union Colonel Devlin Knight. He is a career soldier with a servant, Armstrong, that would like to enlist in the army, too. All of the characters in this book are so well defined that I felt like I knew them. They were unique, not perfect, and well rounded. Faith quotes scripture and prays, both of which are important in any Christian novel.
I really enjoyed this book. The plot was well researched, organized, and written beautifully. I loved learning about the Quakers. Usually I shy away from Civil War books. The atrocities that took place just hurt my heart even to read in a novel. This book tackles the issues of slavery, war, trusting God, hope, heartbreak, and what one is willing to endure for family. It provides a bevy of Civil War informational well as some on Quakers. There is action, danger, drama, inspiration, and romance.
I wish I had read the other two books of this series before reading this one. I felt a bit lost at times wondering about the other characters. Author Cote did a great job filling in the missing pieces though. This was a very good book. I love books that not just entertain but teach me, also. I would highly recommend it. Anyone that likes Civil War, historical, romantic, or Quaker fiction will devour this well written book. I rated it 5 out of 5 stars. I received a copy of this book from The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
tumcsecTuscaloosa, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Quaker Brides ConclusionAugust 17, 2016tumcsecTuscaloosa, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I've read all three of the Quaker Brides by Lyn Cote, Honor, Blessing and now Faith. Faith was a wonderful conclusion to the series. Set during the Civil War, I learned history in a "fun" way. Lyn has done her research. Faith's mother has spent fourty something years hiding and helping slaves. Faith has carried that on into war as she nurses the sick and wounded. She faces some opposition from a particular doctor who does not like women being trained as nurses. It's interesting to me to see how nurses and blacks were perceived at that time period. Today male nurses are looked on sometimes as strange or unusual. My son is a male nurse and enjoys what he does. Being Quaker, Faith does not agree with war and violence but serves to help those that have been wounded. I wonder how she would deal with our time period and all the violence in our country between black and white? It sometimes seems times haven't changed all that much. Faith had an identical twin sister that she lost due to a measles outbreak. She also had a friend that was kidnapped and taken to sell back into slavery. Part of her reason to join the war effort was to look for her friend. She mentions her sister numerous times and feels that a part of herself is missing and will always be. There is attraction between Faith and a soldier in spite of his having a black man as a man servant. So you will find romance, conflict, realities of war, broken trust, as well as friendship, all in this page turning novel. I throughly enjoyed all three novels and will be looking to see what's next from the pen of Lyn Cote.
I received this book from the publisher through Bookfun for my honest review which I have given.
Penny M5 Stars Out Of 5CaptivatingJuly 22, 2016Penny MQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Faith is the third installment in the Quaker Brides series by Lyn Cote. I am a huge history buff and loved the detail that Cote put into this book. When you are able to read an author that has the passion for each subject and time period it is invigorating. I cannot imagine living in this time period not knowing what is going to happen next. The full emotions of the characters makes this a must read series. If you haven't read any of the other books this can be read as a stand alone.
I recieved this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.
KrisFairfax, VAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Well researchedJuly 18, 2016KrisFairfax, VAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Although Faith, a Quakeress, does not believe in war, in order to look for her childhood friend she has become a Civil war battlefield nurse. Daily she fights against the prejudices of the doctors against female nurses to help heal soldiers so they can go back and fight some more which goes against her pacifist beliefs!
The author also tells the story from the view of Colonel Devlin Knight, a cavalry officer with more than 20 years of military service. I thought Ms. Cote did an amazing job of researching the battles in the South and giving enough information to make it interesting but not so much to make it overwhelming and bog the reader down. It was the perfect balance!
I also found the internal turmoil the characters had about war and slavery to be well done. It is the 3rd in the Quaker Brides series, but with the exception of mentioning previous characters, it really stood alone. It was a great read. I received this book from bookfun.org in return for my honest opinion.
AnnelrBrighton, MIAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Captivating Civil War NovelJune 25, 2016AnnelrBrighton, MIAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Faith, by award-winning author Lyn Cote, is a marvelous historical novel centered around the Civil War. Altho it is the third and last of the Quaker Brides series, it is quite easily a stand alone book. The author has done extensive research for this book and it shows...the reader can get an amazing picture of what war and nursing the wounded looked like during that era of the United States. Her characters are strong and likable, with realistic emotions and personal battles to overcome. The story flows well and quickly, the story of love and conflict, the journey of love for Faith, a young Quaker nurse, abolitionist to the center of her being and Devlin, a career soldier who although he fights to free the slaves struggles to release his own beloved servant. "A Quakeress caring for a man of war, an abolitionist caring for a slaveholder. Hopeless, foolish beyond measure." Cote has woven a very well defined story of faith and the hope of Heaven throughout the story as she deals with the unspeakable and seemingly unnecessary death and destruction of a country's civil war where families are often forced to take opposite sides. This reader will be looking for Blessing and Honor the first two books in the series.
I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.