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Book Review: Faith by Lyn Cote

15The 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.

What I Loved: Some books have everything going for it and nothing against it. Faith is one of those books. I loved Faith and Dev. They were so different and their struggle was realistic. Faith struggled to let go and let God. Dev struggled with society’s ideals. Both are issues we can easily relate to.
As a Civil War novelist, I always enjoy visiting the battlefield with another author and my journey with Lyn Cote was a treat. I tend to have a soft spot for a good war-time nursing story so this was just right for me. The sights of a war hospital aren’t overly graphic in this novel for those that are squeamish.
Lyn kept me perfectly entertained with the steady twists and turns in the plot. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Faith was a great way to end a must read series.

Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving Faith 5 stars and recommend it to anyone who enjoys Christian historical fiction, Quaker fiction, or Civil War fiction.

~I received a copy from Tyndale House in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. 


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