The Blue Cloak by Shannon McNear is part of the
True Colours series. It is a Christian historical novel and set in 1797.
Shannon McNear has woven her tale around true
facts that are horrifying and evil. The novel concerns two serial killers who
raped, tortured and murdered, spreading terror all around. They were depraved
with three wives between them who were forced to stay through fear.
The atmosphere of terror has been perfectly
captured by Shannon McNear as she relates a time of pure evil. This book is not
for you if you are easily offended. The world is not always a nice place.
There were moments of light as characters looked
to God through prayer. “Prayer is our best course under any circumstances.”
Prayer is powerful, changing hearts and giving a peace that passes
The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear is a fabulous Christian historical novel and the fifth book in The Daughters Of The Mayflower series. It can be read as a stand-alone.
History comes alive for the reader as we journey with those early pioneers determined to conquer and settle in new territories. Along the way we encounter Native Americans, mishaps and we catch that pioneering spirit.
The novel shows the bravery and determination of those early settlers in 1794 as they pack up their lives and families, and travel on horseback into unchartered territory. Scouts were hired for their protection and knowledge of the land.
Family is important. They stick together and pull together.
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.