Thursday, March 8, 2018

Book Review: Honor by Lyn Cote

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Honor (Quaker Brides Book 1) by [Cote, Lyn]

Honor (Quaker Brides Book 1) by Lyn Cote

From Amazon:  

When unexpected circumstances leave Honor Penworthy destitute after the death of her grandfather, she is forced to leave her Maryland plantation—and the slaves she hoped to free—and seek refuge with a distant relative. With no marketable skills, her survival hinges on a marriage arranged through the Quaker community to local glass artisan Samuel Cathwell. Samuel is drawn to Honor, but he has been unwilling to open his heart to anyone since scarlet fever took his hearing as a child.

A move west brings the promise of a fresh start, but nothing in Honor’s genteel upbringing has prepared her for the rigors of frontier life with Samuel. Nevertheless, her tenacity and passion sweep her into important winds of change, and she becomes increasingly—though secretly—involved in the Underground Railroad. Samuel suspects Honor is hiding something, but will uncovering the truth confirm his worst fears or truly bring them together as man and wife?

Set against the backdrop of dramatic and pivotal moments in American history, the Quaker Brides series chronicles the lives of three brave heroines, fighting to uphold their principles of freedom while navigating the terrain of faith, family, and the heart.

My thoughts:

I love the way that Lynn Cote wove history and romance in Honor.  Struggles with freedom for slaves, women's rights, and the way we look at the handicap, are brought to life page after page.  That history touched with a hope of love made it a perfect book for me.  

I never thought of the conflict that went on with the Quakers believe in abolition before I read this book. Oh I knew that they played a major role but I never thought of the extreme danger they put themselves in. I was amazed by their strength to do what was right in the eyes of God, in spite of that danger.    

Somehow I got lost in this book and I read it all in a day.  I just couldn't put it down.  

A great, great read!  

I received this book with my points from My Readers Rewards Club (you can join too).  I was not required to write a positive review.  

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