Thursday, January 12, 2012


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


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.


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.

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

My Take:
These authors are really taking it up a notch with their dedication to research.  There is so much historical accuracy and small details that I was almost swept back to the Civil War era.  (almost, because I have no intention of reliving that time of our history myself)  The book is labeled romance, but to me this read much more like historical fiction than a romance. There was no right side or wrong side in this book, it really reads as it was lived...with real live human beings fighting with other real live human beings and trying to find love and more importantly God's love among all the chaos.

If you are looking for a great romantic novel, this probably isn't the book for you.  Not alot in the romance department...but if you are in the mood for a historical with a bit of romance thrown in...well...go get this one soon!

I was given a copy of this  book by the author in return for an honest review.  No other compensation was given and you can read my disclosure here:

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