Things start out pretty rough for Honor and she finds it necessary to marry a man she hardly knows. Honor and Samuel are so enjoyable to read about. I really liked that I was able to see things from both of their perspectives throughout the story. Their interactions were so realistic.
Samuel lost his hearing as a child and I was just amazed at the poor way he was treated by most people. It is understandable that he has a tendency to shut himself off from everyone. It is painful to see how he believes at first that Honor would rather not be married to a man like him. But it is so wonderful when he realizes that Honor has grown to love being his wife.
Honor is such a strong woman. I love how she fully embraces the people that have been brought into her life. She has such a caring heart for everyone, including those that society deems less than worthy. I love how passionate she is about helping slaves find their way to freedom. This is such an important part of the story and I feel that I learned so much from reading this book.
I highly recommend Honor for fans of Christian, historical fiction. (5 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
In 1997, Lyn Cote’s first book, Never Alone, was chosen for the “new” Love Inspired romance line. Since then, Lyn has had over thirty-five novels published. In 2006 Lyn’s book, Chloe, was a finalist for the RITA, and her book Her Patchwork Family was a finalist for the Carol Award in 2010 and Her Healing Ways won in 2011. These are two of the highest awards in the romance genre.
Lyn’s brand “Strong Women, Brave Stories,” always includes three elements: a strong heroine who is a passionate participant in her times, authentic historical detail and a multicultural cast of characters. Lyn also features stories of strong women both from real life and true to life fiction on her blog.
Lyn also can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads. Drop by and “friend or follow” her. Now living her dream of writing books at her lake cottage in northern Wisconsin, Lyn hopes her books show the power of divine as well as human love.