Book Review: His Steadfast Love

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.

My Review:

I jumped at the chance to review this Civil War-era novel and I was not disappointed. A little bit “Killer Angels” and a little bit “Gone With the Wind,” this book told a beautiful story during America’s darkest time.

All of the characters were vivid and real—real flaws, real prejudices and real emotions. Amanda is both human and rises above as the situations call for it. Kent is a true hero fighting for love and what he believes in. There is death around every corner and yet the promise of hope.

I loved the core theme of family and loyalty—does loyalty to one’s country trump family? And can family stop love?

The writing was seamless and enjoyable. If you enjoy Civil War-era stories, you’ll not be disappointed with “His Steadfast Love.”

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