Book Review: “Honor” by Lyn Cote

November 26, 2014 at 2:50 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Lyn Cote in her new book “honor book coverHonor” Book One in the Quaker Brides series published by Tyndale House Publishers introduces us to Honor Penworthy.

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.

America in 1819 was an entirely different world than what exists today. Honor is a Southern Plantation lady from Maryland who loses everything and is forced to move to Pennsylvania. How a lady from The South and her maid are going to adapt to an industrial Northern city is already a shell shock experience for me. Then she meets Samuel whom she marries. More shell shock. Then the newlyweds move out West to start a new business and Honor gets involved in The Underground Railroad. Ms. Cote has given us a very exciting story. She has also given us plenty to think about: how Black people were treated, how women were treated and how God has to work through individual problems so that each can heal and move into destiny. Great stuff and I am so looking forward to the next book in this series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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