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Saturday, November 12, 2011
His Steadfast Love by Golden Keyes Parsons
The Civil War - a defining time of great sacrifice, change, and betrayal which determined the fate of the Nation.
It isn’t until it comes into her very home that Amanda Belle must face impossible choices of love, loss, and loyalty.
It's the spring of 1861 on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Although Amanda never thought she would marry because of her promise she made to her dying mother, her attraction to Captain Kent Littlefield is undeniable.
When Texas secedes from the Union, her brother Daniel marches off to war to fight for the Confederate States and Kent remains with the Union troops.
Her heart is torn between the two men she loves and the two sides of the conflict. When she turns to God for help, Amanda expects direction and support, but hears nothing. Is God listening to her anymore? Where is God in the atrocities of war—and whose side is He on?
Amanda senses her life is at a turning point. But she must trust God to bring her family through the chaos that threatens her home, her family, and the beloved state of Texas . . . with her heart, and her faith, intact.
I really enjoyed this book, but I will admit it was not on my favorites that I have read this year. Golden Keyes Parsons is a new author to me and will be reading more of her books in the months and years to come. I think in the end the biggest thing was there was not as much depth as I like and I was really wanting it to be deeper. It would be a great book for a beach day or when you want to wind down and not think much. I did not find it hard to get into, but at times it was a little slow, but in the end the story was enjoyable. I would give it 4 starts out of 5 stars. This is a good book for people who like to read historical romances, this one is set during the Civil War.
* I received this book through Booksneeze.com in exchange for my honest review. Thank you booksneeze!