Monday, April 11, 2016

QUAKERESS AND COLONEL




FAITH by Lyn Cote is the first Quaker book I've read. The Quaker's are similar to the Amish in some ways but there are some marked differences. They both believe in non violence, which is the issue here, but the Quakers are also known for being abolitionist. 

Faith Cathwell, a Quakeress, in an attempt to find a freeborn friend,  has become a nurse during the Civil War. Honoree, the sister of the girl they are searching for, also a nurse,  accompanies Faith.

Faith encounters Devlin Knight, a Colonel in the Union Army, and enlists his assistance. Dev is dedicated to preserving the union but he owns a slave and refuses to free him as promised. He knows he will join the war and he fear that he will be killed.  

Faith and Dev, in spite of the many obstacles are drawn to each other. Will their differences be to many and too much to overcome?

Lyn has written a captivating tale which shows much of the confliction of the Civil War. It really was family member against family member. Often meeting on the battle field.

I received this book free from Tyndale Publishers for an honest review.

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