Friday, February 17, 2012
A PROMISE OF LOVE
Title: His Steadfast Love
Author: Golden Keyes Parsons
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 1, 2011)
Amanda Belle takes the responsibility of raising her siblings seriously, a promise placed on her before her mother passed away. When her brother heads off to war, Amanda’s responsibilities increase.
Captain Kent Littlefield, with the Union troops, and his men are forced to take refuge in the home of a family from a Confederate State. When he sets eyes on Amanda Belle, he is instantly drawn to her.
When Amanda’s father discovers his daughter has feelings for a man their state if fighting against, he demands she never see him again. When her brother learns of this, he forces her to make a decision. Amanda’s family or the man she loves.
What I liked about the book:
-The well thought-out plot.
-The unique storyline.
-The low key, yet sold faith.
-The choices the author made in revealing some of the horrors of war.
-How the story progressed over several years.
What I didn’t like about the book:
-The slow pace.
-The lack of interaction between the main characters, Amanda and Kent.
-The lack of drama between the main characters.
I loved how the author started each chapter with the month and year, along with non-fiction script. Though the story read at a slow pace, I was captivated by the lives of the characters as they lived through a war.
If you’re looking for a novel filled with romance, HIS STEADFAST LOVE by GOLDEN KEYES PARSONS will not fit the bill.
If you’re looking for a wonderful story set in Texas at the beginning of the Civil War, laced with romance, suspense, history, and faith, then HIS STEADFAST LOVE is for you.