Faith (Quaker Brides Series #3)Lyn Cote
Faith is the 3rd book in the Quaker Brides series by Lyn CoteThe 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 Shi... Read More
The 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.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Apr 1, 2016
- UPC: 9781414375632
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 384
- Publish Date: Apr 1, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC053000"
- ISBN: 1414375638
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- Captivating Civil War Novel by Anne on 6/25/2016
Faith, 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.
- Great for Civil War History Buffs!! by Babbling Becky L on 5/29/2016
Lyn Cote's novels of the Civil War Era immerse the reader in a tense world of hate vs. love, slavery vs. freedom, and wars within and without vs. peace. Faith, #3,of the Quaker Brides, is the last of this magnificent series.
Well-researched, we get a taste of the disdain for females on the front as we see the treatment Dr. Dyson and others give Faith and Honoree. We live first-hand the tension of those who fight to end slavery. yet own slaves through Devlin and his manservant, Armstrong. And of course, we get a wonderful, terrifying taste of history as we live through stragegy, battles, and their ensuing carnage. Lyn shows us Where peace can be found, if we are courageous enough to look there.
This one goes on my keeper shelf! I was gratefully gifted this book from bookfun.org in exchange for an honest review.
- Faith Like a Mustard Seed by Becky on 5/19/2016
Religion, race and gender work against good friends Faith and Honoree, as they attempt to tend to the Union's wounded during the Civil War. Many things cause an uphill battle for them. Faith is a Quaker, and that denomination's stance against slavery have many people blaming the Quakers for starting the war. Honoree is African American, and despite being free-born, is often treated less than equal, even by the Union troops. Although both women are trained nurses, that profession did not have any respect in those days. Many doctors viewed them as little more than women with loose morals, and not helpful, but a hindrance, to have with the patients.
Both women keep persevering in their jobs because they have one goal in mind: find Shiloh. Years earlier, Faith's childhood friend, and Honoree's sister, Shiloh--despite being a free-born woman--had been kidnapped, and taken south to be sold as a slave. They have been following what few leads they have about where Shiloh might be. But at this point, Faith and Honoree must stay with the Union troops until they can find a way to safely investigate the areas that are still under Southern occupation.
As the Union pushes closer to Shiloh's possible location, Faith becomes friends with Colonial Knight. Although he is a Union soldier, the Colonial has had a slave for many years, although he claims he will be giving him his freedom very soon. Despite Faith's growing attachment for him, Faith does not see how it could work for them since they have such opposite viewpoints about slavery.
Other obstacles have occurred that make their search for Shiloh difficult. As winter approaches, even the Union camp is struggling with many hardships, and shortages. Faith and Honoree are pressured by their family and loved ones to return home where they will have plenty of food, and not have to live out in the elements. Both women have also faced dangerous situations since their search has taken place during war-time conditions. Faith and Honoree have to make a decision that they can live with.
This was an amazing book. To be honest, I did not think I would enjoy it at all, but was surprised by how quickly the story drew me in. The author did such wonderful research, that this seemed like this story was about real people instead of a fictional account. The personal struggles the main characters have, along with their faith in God, all ring true. Although this is book three in the Quaker Brides Series, this story stands alone. I highly recommend this 5-star book to anyone who likes Civil War or historical fiction, as well as, anyone who enjoys a well-written story.
Tyndale House Publishers has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of Faith, for the purpose of review. I have not been compensated in any other manner. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
- Easily recommend for high school teens & adults by Vera on 3/24/2016
Centered around the battlefields of the American Civil War (War Between the States), this is a moving story that encompasses the inner struggles of individuals conflicted by the societal issues of the time. "Faith" is actually a young woman given the name Faith by her parents and raised and following the beliefs of the Quakers. Being a Quaker, she is peaceful and anti-war. She is, however, a compassionate lady given to the talent and wisdom of healing. She is immersed in the medical tents of the Union Army. Her faith and her skills recognized and respected by many.
It is evident that the issue of slavery and the freeing of slaves is not regulated to the Confederate States or Army. Colonel Knight, Dev, has a faithful slave, Armstrong, who serves him well. Armstrong recognizes he is in reality a freeman because of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation but he desires that Dev actually grant him his papers of freedom.
This is a good story and well done touching many of the issues and areas of conflict that existed during the War. I can easily recommend this for high school teens and adults to read.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the Tyndale Blog Network to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I was not compensated for this review.