From Good Reads: Amid the dangers of the Civil War, Valerie Fontaine longs to know she is loved and safe. Her father, however, is cold and withdrawn. And their Christian house guest, the photographer Benjamin McCabe, seems arrogant and judgmental. When Valerie commits her own life to Christ she finds herself drawn to Ben. But her father, against her wishes, is prepared to sell her into a loveless marriage with someone else. Will Valerie be forced to abandon her new found love? Or will she and Ben, against the backdrop of this country's most ruthless war, become in their own way, unwilling warriors?
My Take: To be honest this book took awhile for me to get into. I just wasn't drawn in right away like I am with other books. I would read a few pages then put the book down. This continued until I got about halfway through the book, then I didn't want to put the book down at all. I couldn't wait to find out what happens between Valerie and Ben. I was hoping that James Ladden ,who becomes Valerie's fiancee through a deal made by her father to pay a debt , would be taught a lesson. Would Ben find his brother Luke who went missing after Bull Run? And will Catherine get her way and become Ben's Wife? So much was packed into the second half. This is the first in a series and I can't wait to read the next one Uncertain Heart which comes out in October.
Thanks to Rebeca at Glass Road Pr for providing a copy for review purposes.
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