Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About the Book:
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.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.
Often times books that are about the Civil War, tend to be a bit more on the gory side. This one does not have the depth in it of historical detail, but it is a sweet, heartfelt story.
It clearly shows the many conflicts that occurred on both sides of the battlefront. The love of friendship that many had across racial lines and the lack of understanding for that.
I felt that while this book lacked the depth that I have come to love from authors like Jocelyn Green or Lynn Austin, it was such a sweet story for other readers. It would be a unique story for teens. The romance is very, very light and more according to the harsh times they were in. It does speak of a cruel doctor, but doesn’t go into detail on anything much that he did.
This book was given to be for review by the publisher. The opinions contained herein are my own.
To purchase a copy go here.. Faith by Lyn Cote