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November 20, 2014

HONOR by Lyn Cote




HONOR
Quaker Brides 
Book One
by
Lyn Cote



INTRO
(from Amazon)
When unexpected circumstances leave Honor Penworthy destitute after the death of her grandfather, she is forced to leave her Maryland plantation—and the slaves she hoped to free—and seek refuge with a distant relative. With no marketable skills, her survival hinges on a marriage arranged through the Quaker community to local glass artisan Samuel Cathwell. Samuel is drawn to Honor, but he has been unwilling to open his heart to anyone since scarlet fever took his hearing as a child.

A move west brings the promise of a fresh start, but nothing in Honor’s genteel upbringing has prepared her for the rigors of frontier life with Samuel. Nevertheless, her tenacity and passion sweep her into important winds of change, and she becomes increasingly—though secretly—involved in the Underground Railroad. Samuel suspects Honor is hiding something, but will uncovering the truth confirm his worst fears or truly bring them together as man and wife?

Set against the backdrop of dramatic and pivotal moments in American history, the Quaker Brides series chronicles the lives of three brave heroines, fighting to uphold their principles of freedom while navigating the terrain of faith, family, and the heart.

  • Series: Quaker Brides (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (September 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141437562X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414375625

From the Back Cover

“Who will you be, if not the lady of High Oaks?”
When unexpected circumstances leave Honor Penworthy destitute, she is forced from her Maryland plantation—and the slaves she hoped to free. With no marketable skills, her survival hinges on a marriage arranged through the Quaker community to artisan Samuel Cathwell. Samuel is drawn to Honor, but he has been unwilling to open his heart to anyone since losing his hearing as a child.

A move west brings the promise of a fresh start, but nothing in Honor’s genteel upbringing has prepared her for the rigors of frontier life with Samuel. Nevertheless, her tenacity and passion sweep her into important winds of change, and she secretly becomes involved in the Underground Railroad. Samuel suspects Honor is hiding something, but will uncovering the truth confirm his worst fears or truly bring them together?

Strong women. Brave stories.
Set against the backdrop of dramatic and pivotal moments in American history, the Quaker Brides series chronicles the lives of brave heroines fighting to uphold their principles of freedom while navigating the terrain of faith, family, and the heart.

REVIEW
The first book in the Quaker Brides series is HONOR by Lyn Cote.  Honor Penworthy was one of my favorite Quaker women.  Unfortunately she finds herself homeless, no money or hope for the future. Her future relies on Samuel Cathwell who she intends on marrying.As a child, Samuel had lost his hearing and learned sign language.  He became a successful business man.  He has little self confidence in spite of his success.  He has withdrawn from the hearing world and feels everyone thinks of him as a problem.
Samuel and Honor with a few servants, are westward bound to start a new life.  Honor has a real passion about slaves.  She wants them freed.  She soon becomes involved in the Underground Railroad.  Honor is hiding something from her husband but he doesn't know what it is.
The reader could relate to the characters so easily. The author wrote a very well written book which will keep you turning pages from the first to the last.  You just can't get enough.After the last page, you start waiting for the next book.  There has to be one.
If you are a reader of historical fiction, please get yourself a copy and follow Samuel and Honor on their journey to a new life.

I was given a complimentary copy of HONOR from Lyn Cote, the author and Tyndale Publishers for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


AUTHOR
Lyn CoteIn 1997, Lyn Cote's first book, Never Alone, was chosen for the "new" Love Inspired romance line. Since then, Lyn has had over thirty-five novels published. In 2006 Lyn's book, Chloe, was a finalist for the RITA, and her book Her Patchwork Family was a finalist for the Carol Award in 2010 and Her Healing Ways won in 2011. These are two of the highest awards in the romance genre.

Lyn's brand "Strong Women, Brave Stories," always includes three elements: a strong heroine who is a passionate participant in her times, authentic historical detail and a multicultural cast of characters. Lyn also features stories of strong women both from real life and true to life fiction on her blog http://BooksbyLynCote.com

Lyn also can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads. Drop by and "friend or follow" her. Now living her dream of writing books at her lake cottage in northern Wisconsin, Lyn hopes her books show the power of divine as well as human love.




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