Friday, October 28, 2011

His Steadfast Love by Golden Keyes Parsons

Our country is pretty divided nowadays, but I just can’t imagine living during the Civil War. What an awful time for our nation.

His Steadfast Love takes you to coastal Texas during the conflict between the North and the South. As the war dawns, Amanda Belle falls in love with a captain of the federal troops. When Texas secedes, Captain Kent Littlefield must return north to fight with the Union soldiers. Amanda’s own brother enlists with his fellow Johnny Rebs.

Amanda’s father forbids any contact with a northerner, so a courtship with her beloved Kent seems doomed. But when her father’s disapproval is no longer an issue, Amanda’s brother’s bitterness threatens to keep the hatred against the north (and Kent) alive.

I am always a bit
nervous when reading a new-to-me author, but I really enjoyed this introduction to Golden Keyes Parsons. His Steadfast Love felt like I was watching Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind; and although Amanda is nothing like Scarlett O’Hara, many of the struggles, emotions, and even circumstances seemed much the same as I was immersed in the story.

I loved the rich, historical detail, as well as pertinent quotes from leaders and writings of the era that Golden included at the beginning of each chapter.

His Steadfast Love was an easy story to enjoy!

Thank you to Golden and Thomas Nelson through Book Sneeze for sending me a copy to read and review!

Also reviewed on Amazon and Christianbook.
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