Monday, February 22, 2010

Faithful Heart by Al Lacy

This is the second in the Angel of Mercy series featuring Breanna Baylor and John Stranger. I had not read the first in the series and therefore was lost for a few pages at the very beginning. Lacy did do a good job of filling me in as to what had happened in the first book as this one progressed.
The reader learns a great deal about the shell shock that some experienced after the Civil War. The reader is also caught up in the struggles a wife has when she has committed herself to a marriage yet is seeing her husband hurt her children and herself.
This book is very Christian. The characters are so Christian it makes me wonder if people of that era were like they have been portrayed in this novel. Lacy is sure to have the salvation message at least once in each novel and this one is no exception.
This book and series would be well suited for older readers (as in elderly) who like westerns. Younger readers would find this book too unrealistic.

This book was provided for review by The WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
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