Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, Gilbert Morris, Romance Fiction, Thriller
The spotlight is now on Brandon Winslow, the son of Stuart Winslow from the first novel in this series, “Honor In The Dust”. Young Brandon is a woman chaser and a gambler who is constantly in trouble. When he joins the army he seduces the wife of the commanding officer, is caught, flogged and discharged. In order to support himself he takes up with Lupa, the fair gypsy woman who nursed him back to health, and he sinks into a life of gambling and petty fraud as well as his hard-drinking.
Queen Mary is married to Phillip of Spain and she begins a program to bring Catholicism back as the one true religion of England. Mary is willing to use violence to accomplish this mission which includes beheading and burning at the stake. Brandon’s uncle, Quentin, is a Protestant preacher and his life is in deadly danger so, when Lord Fairfax approaches Brandon with a deal Brandon has no choice. Lord Fairfax’s daughter had been kidnapped but now she has been found in Spain living as the daughter of a ruthless pirate. Fairfax will use his power with the Queen if Brandon will rescue the daughter. Alone, in a foreign country will Brandon be able to pull of this daring rescue? Will Quentin be able to survive the ruthlessness of Queen “Bloody” Mary? These and a lot more questions are all answered before the close of the book.
“When The Heavens Fall” is an engrossing historical thriller with, practically, everyone’s life in danger before the book ends. Gilbert Morris has a deft hand as he leads us through the reign of Queen Mary and the romance between Brandon and the lovely Eden. As always God is the central figure in a Gilbert Morris book and His sovereign hand of protection is in evidence as well as proof that He is King of kings, or in this case Queens. If, like me, you have read everything ever written by Gilbert Morris then you are going to love this book. If this is your first reading of anything by Gilbert Morris you are going to love this book. “When The Heavens Fall” is a very fulfilling read and I look forward to the next book in the series.
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