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Awakening (Awakening #1)

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Jonathon Carver, a young Puritan school teacher, meets handsome Nathaniel Morgan, master cooper. He comes to recognize the longings he's had all his life as desire for the love of another man, and Nathaniel provides that love.

Their love must be carefully guarded, as they live in Colonial America during a time of the call to Awakening of the Puritan spirit. Knowing the pena
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ebook, 116 pages
Published November 14th 2008 by Aspen Mountain Press
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Don Bradshaw
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This story gave a good look at gay love under the strict puritanical laws. Jonathan is a young school teacher who falls in love with Nathaniel, a master cooper. Unfortunately the punishment for their sexual behavior under Puritan law is death by hanging. Nathaniel sneaks to the school house where Jonathan lives in the loft for evening trysts but soon Jonathon's older brother, Samuel, begins to notice their behavior and tries to warn N
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ManOhMan
Aug 06, 2012 ManOhMan rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Stacey Jo: This takes place back in Colonial America. Jonathon Carver is a young Puritan schoolteacher who meets Nathaniel Morgan, the master cooper. When they meet, they feel an instant connection. Nathanial invites Jonathon to eat with him and it quickly moves to a physical relationship. Jonathan is full of guilt but he can resist his feelings for Nathaniel so he pushes his Puritan upbringing and beliefs aside to be with the man he is falling for. They have to be very careful thoug ...more
Kassa
Feb 01, 2010 Kassa rated it liked it
This is an interesting book and tackles the problems inherent for homosexuals in a historical, puritanical setting. Unfortunately the afterword left a bad impression and thus has soured my outlook on the book so I’ll attempt to separate the book from the afterword. In this case as with some others that feel the need to include something more, less is more and additional scenes are not always beneficial to either the reader or the story. The actual story itself was absorbing and interesting with ...more
Leslie Nicoll
Feb 04, 2010 Leslie Nicoll rated it liked it
Jonathon Carver, a young Puritan school teacher, meets the handsome Nathaniel Morgan, master cooper. He comes to recognize the longings he has had all his life as desire for the love of another man. Nathaniel provides that love.

Their love must be carefully guarded as they live in Colonial America at the time of the call to Awakening of the Puritan spirit. Knowing that the penalty for their love is dire, they strive to keep their affair secret.

Desperate for a way to resolve their situation they
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Lee
Apr 14, 2011 Lee rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book. I really like the premise, puritan religious life vs two guys in love, but other than acknowledge that they are in a no win situation, they do nothing, just roll-over and accept society's mandates. I had hoped for more.

The relationship between Jonathan and Nathaniel is very sweet and it's easy to see that they are in love and want to be together, but unless they do something to make that happen nothing will change.

I'm starting to read the sequel, Divided He

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Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: M/M Historical
Rated: 3 Hearts


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