The Backcountry Brides Collection is a delightful set of eight unique Christian tales set in the mid eighteenth century. The stories are bound by settings and themes. It is a time of conflict for the Americans with the British, French, German and Native Americans. There is distrust of others who hold different values. There are conflicts between the Loyalists and the Patriots. In spite of war, love can flourish if you know where to look.
Shenandoah Hearts by Carrie Fancett Pagels is a delightful tale about families, first love and the faithfulness of God. Life in the mid eighteenth century was precarious with conflicts. Families bonded together and supported each other. Those who were lost, were found and God restores the years the locusts have eaten. As a Carrie Fancett Pagels fan, I was delighted to see William Christy make an appearance in the story.
I Heard The Bells by Angela K Couch is a short historical Christian story. Set in 1864 during the American Civil War, it shows how war divided families. God’s love is for everyone regardless as to whose side one is on. God’s love covers all and conquers all. Jesus came to set us free. He brought and continues to bring gifts of love, grace and forgiveness.
This sweet story is set at Christmas and shows by focusing on our Saviour’s birth, all horrors and divisions of war can be put aside as we celebrate Who Jesus is and what He’s done.
A gentle read and highly recommended.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.