Brought up on a Quaker farm near Philadelphia at the brink of the Civil War, plainspoken Rebecca Albright is expected to be charitable, peace-loving, and submissive. However, those traits don’t always come naturally to the feisty abolitionist. Spirited and spunky, Rebecca’s chief ambition is to aid the Underground Railroad no matter the cost – until her path collides with slave-catcher Sheriff Clay Dalton who’s grimly fighting battles of his own. When tensions between the North and South escalate, the two find themselves propelled on a journey to discover just who God has called them to be ~ and to determine whether their new found friendship can stand up to a myriad of conflicts
Publisher: Whitaker House
Publication date: January 10th 2017
When I received this book I really was looking forward to reading it as I don’t very often read Christian Romance these days, so I thought it would be good to branch back into that genre again.It comes across as a pretty typical Christian Romance book set in a Quaker community. Generally the writing style is easy to read and the chapters are relatively short. However, it read like a typical formulaic romance story so it sounded just like any other romance story on the market. The other part of this book that I had huge problems with was the language used. I grew up reading the King James Version of the Bible so I am not unused to old English, however, in this book I found the use of the ‘Thee’ was way overdone for my liking. Perhaps because I haven’t grown up speaking like this it was a bit hard for me to get my head around so it became more of a nuisance to me. If you want to gain a bit of an insight into the Quaker way of life then this will give you that. Unfortunately it just wasn’t for me.
Recommend for: 18+