Friday, January 13, 2012

CFBA Tour: His Steadfast Love by Golden Keyes Parsons





This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
His Steadfast Love
Thomas Nelson (November 1, 2011)
by
Golden Keyes Parsons


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Golden Keyes Parsons writes historical fiction for Thomas Nelson Publishing, and is also a popular retreat/conference speaker. Her highly acclaimed Darkness to Light Series chronicled the journey of her French Huguenot ancestors in 17th century France. Her newest novel, His Steadfast Love, a Civil War novel set in Texas, just released November 2011. Golden lives in Waco, TX, with her husband, Blaine, where they enjoy their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and are avid sports fan of their alma mater, Baylor University.




ABOUT THE BOOK:
It isn't until the Civil War comes to her doorstep that Amanda Bell must choose between love and family.

It's the spring of 1861 on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Amanda never thought she would marry because of a promise she made to her dying mother, but her attraction to Captain Kent Littlefield is undeniable.

When Texas secedes from the Union, her brother Daniel aligns with the Confederate States, while Kent remains with the Union troops.

Her heart is torn between the two men she is closest to and the two sides of the conflict. Amanda prays to God for direction and support, but hears only silence. Where is God in the atrocities of war-and whose side is He on?

Amanda senses her life is at a turning point. She must trust God to deliver her family through the chaos of war with her heart and her faith intact.

I GIVE THIS BOOK:1 star1 star1 star1-1/2 stars

MY THOUGHTS:

I really enjoy reading novels that are set during the Civil War era and this book was no exception!

I liked how the book started six months before the start of the war and ended shortly after the war. I got to see how different both sides were towards one another before the war, and how drastically that changed. I thought 'His Steadfast Love' portrayed very well how torn most people must have been during this time, with brother fighting against brother, friend against friend, and father against son.

Amanda knows just how this feels. She is torn between both sides. Her brother is fighting for the Confederacy and the man she loves is fighting for the Union. Every victory is a defeat, every advance is a setback, when one is winning the other is losing. She will never be completely happy until this war is over. Little does she know that even that may not solve all the problems that have been created.

I didn't like how abrupt the ending was - I felt that there should at least have been a few more pages.

Overall, 'His Steadfast Love' is a book that I would recommend. I think that this book would make an excellent movie - especially if they made the ending a little longer! Anyone who loves Civil War era books should LOVE this book - I know I did!

*** I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of it - which I have done.***


If you would like to read the first chapter of His Steadfast Love, go HERE.

Product Details:

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595546294
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595546296
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Available to purchase at Amazon


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