Friday, August 28, 2015

Book Review: Honor by Lyn Cote

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Title: Honor

Author: Lyn Cote

Series: Quaker Brides #1

Genre: Historical

Audience: Adult

**4 stars**

Honor by Lyn Cote was an intriguing tale. At first, I wasn’t sure how much I’d like it. But it ended up quite thoroughly capturing my interest.

A young Quaker woman, almost destitute; betrayed, disinherited, and alone to try to keep herself and her black-skinned maid safe from a harsh world. A deaf man, struggling with insecurity and anger; unwilling to accept that his mother is dying. Unable to believe that a woman could love him. A terrible wrong ravaging a nation … leaving innocent people treated as animals, or worse.
   Is there hope for Honor, Samuel, Royale, and the others struggling through life where the wicked seem to prevail?

I found this book intriguing and easy to read. I was quickly caught up in the story, in the intricate lives of Honor, Samuel, maid Royale, and the little nephew, Eli. I enjoyed the historical part of it; the fight against slavery. Women starting abolitionist groups. Sympathizers spiriting away runaway slaves in the night. It was also interesting (and saddening) to read of how people who couldn’t hear were treated in that era.

A gripping story overall. Sweet romance. Adventure and suspense. Poignant themes. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the QUAKER BRIDES series, Blessing.

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