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June 20, 2015

BLESSING by Lyn Cote



5 STARS

"HOW CAN I CONVINCE THEE I CANNOT AFFORD TO LOVE THEE?"


BLESSING
Quaker Brides
Book Two
by
Lyn Cote



SUMMARY
(FROM AMAZON)
An impetuous love swept Blessing Brightman away from the Quaker community, into the highest ranks of Cincinnati society. But behind the glitter of ballroom and parlor, her spirit slowly eroded in an increasingly dangerous marriage. Widowed young, determined never to lose her independence again, Blessing reclaimed her faith and vowed to use her influence to fight for women’s rights and abolition.

Gerard Ramsay, scion of a wealthy Boston family, arrives in Cincinnati hoping to escape his father’s clutches with a strategy that will gain him independence. His plan is soon complicated, however, by the enchanting widow. Never before has a woman spoken as if she’s his equal―or challenged him to consider the lives of others.

In a city nearly ablaze with racial tensions quickly dividing the country, can two people worlds apart possibly find common ground?

STRONG WOMEN.
BRAVE STORIES.

AUTHOR
Lyn Cote' is the award-winning critically acclaimed author of more than thirty five novels.
Her books have been RITA Award finalist and Holt Medallion and Carol Award winners. Lyn and her husband have two grown children and live on a small, beautiful lake in northern Wisconsin.


REVIEW
Blessing Brightman is a Quaker widow, influential and very wealthy.  She lived in the Cincinnati area in the mid 1800's.  She is an Abolitionist and Women's Rights advocate.   She was also part of the underground railroad.  The author wrote a wonderful historical novel along with so many things to learn about this time period and the people living at that time.  Cincinnati speakers included Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglas.  The author must have done a lot of research to have written such a realistic book. I've not read anything from this author except this book and I'm going to find Book One to read.  This was quite a read, interesting and a learning experience.  I would recommend this book to anyone who likes historical novels.  


I received a complimentary copy of BLESSING from the author, Lyn Cote and Tyndale Blog Network for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

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