Tuesday, March 25, 2014

His Steadfast Love

This is a good story. I liked it. I would recommend this book for people to read.

This book is about a young woman named Amanda, she is the pastor daughter, the fathers temporary position as pastor has lasted 2 years. Her father's name is Ezekiel. She has a brother named Daniel. She has 3 younger sisters who are introduced as the "three little Belle sisters". 10 year old Emmaline, 4 year old Mary and 6 year old Catherine. They have a family dog named Sam Houston (named after their governor) whose nick name is Sam. Amanda's best friend "Claire" is Daniels fiancee.

Captain Kent Littlefield come to Texas, and starts coming to every Sunday church service. He says thought he is a Presbyterian he enjoys Amanda's fathers (Methodist) sermons. He is even considering moving from Pennsylvania and setting down in Texas (after he retires from the army) since he has no sweetheart or anything to tie him down there. He asks her permission to ask her father permission to call on her. She has to ask him to wait for a while, cause she gave her mother a promise that she would always help look after her siblings.

Here are a few tidbits from the beginning, (cause i don't want to give the Whole story away, just enough to interest you).

Because Kent needs to go to war, the father finds out that he is fighting for the North (Union) and tells Kent that he wishes his daughter to marry a Southerner (Confederate) gentleman.
Daniel decides to put on a "Gray" coat and join the Confederate army to fight the "Blue" coats. Amanda is upset that he is doing this.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.

Book Description

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.

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