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The Covenant (White Pine Chronicles #1)

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This first book of The White Pines Chronicles is a sweeping historical novel of Janet Cordell's struggle to find freedom in a land torn by the Civil War. It is also the revealing story of the lumber barons who amassed millions of dollars as they robbed the northern midwest of its beautiful white pines.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 23rd 1991 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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The Covenant just wasn't really my kind of book I guess. I've read quite a bit by Hilda Stahl, mostly when I was younger, but her books, for the most part, just don't appeal to me that much anymore.

There was nothing bad in this book, or overtly against my faith or anything. In fact, it had a pretty strong Christian theme.

You may find this style of book to be just what you like! It's a historical fiction involving runaway slaves, abuse, forced marriages, forgiveness... and so on. The main the
Jan 23, 2014 Mary rated it really liked it
Written in 1992, the writing is a little different from the way Historical Fiction is being done now, however, the story is a lovely and warm tale about preserving the land, marriage, love, and honor. This first book of the series of The White Pine Chronicles was by far the best with the first of the Havlick Family and the revealing tale of Jennet Cordell who is sold by her father. The pain, so raw, and yet she perseveres through that disappointment and then the forced marriage that she was so u ...more
Mar 06, 2010 Bethany rated it it was ok
I really can't honestly say that I enjoyed this book. I would have had the author resolved some issues between the characters, but all the problems just magically disappeared. Free never acknowledges that what he did was wrong, and Jennet never even brings it up to him. It was too unrealistic. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea that Jennet, Freeman and all the other characters had to learn forgiveness before they were truly able to let God work in their lives, but I still would have liked thes ...more
Nov 08, 2015 Martha rated it liked it
An old favorite that I still practically have memorized. It is always interesting reading a book like this, that you enjoyed, from an old married woman's point of view though.
Robin Wittenberg
Jun 03, 2016 Robin Wittenberg rated it really liked it
This was a very good book and it talked about the Civil War. Time Period was 1863-1865. Hilda Stahl is an awesome Christian Author. Loved reading her books.
Dec 19, 2008 Samantha rated it really liked it
(Book 1 in the White Pine Chronicles) *A sweeping historical novel of one young woman's struggle to free herself in a country divided by bloodshed.* In a land torn by Civil war, Jennet struggles to find freedom and the right to follow her dreams.Where
will God take her? What is His plan for her life? Can she let go of the bitterness and unforgiveness residing in her heart? And what about her husbands bitterness towards his past as well? Can God heal them? Find out! .... This book held my attenti
Jul 05, 2008 Jaclynn rated it really liked it
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This is the first book in the White Pine Chronicles, a story revolving around an inheritance of white pines. Taking place between 1863 and 1865, much of the book is about a girl named Jennett and later her marriage to the young man who inherits the white pines. Can she save them from being turned into lumber so their future generations can enjoy them? Will she forgive her father for her past? Can he forgive his father for keeping a secret from him all those years? And will their love for each ot ...more
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May 02, 2008 Laura Smallie rated it liked it
Recommended to Laura by: Kristi Shubert
A well written romance, set during the end of the Civil War in Michigan. The progression of the lives of the lead characters is compelling as they come to realize their need for God and the gifts He brings to them as they come to know him.
Dec 15, 2011 Karine rated it liked it
Interesting reading about the american civil war and how the women lived at that time, but the book developed into a romantic cliché...
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