His Steadfast Love
It's the spring of 1861 on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Although Amanda Belle never thought she would marry, her attraction to Captain Kent Littlefield is undeniable.
When Texas secedes from the Union, her brother...more
It told the tale of what it was like back in that time where war was tearing the country apart. It gives you a taste of what it was like to be a family back in that heartbreaking battle, losing love, siblings, parents and precious possessions.
This story was a great representation of love, loss and the power of forgiveness, even when every bone in our body tries to refuse to do so.
At times the story drug on a ...more
Just as Amanda is torn from choosing between family and love and which side of the conflict she believes in, I was torn whether or not I liked this book. The pacing of this book felt off to me. I think that was due to too much going on in a book that didn't have enough pages to give each element that time it needed to develop. Its strength is the historical context and detail, but its weakness is the believability of the relationships that are supposed to provide the ten ...more
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His Steadfast Love is a Civil War-era novel mainly centered on Amanda and her difficult choice between supporting his brother, Daniel who fights for the South and her love interest, Kent who fights for the North. Torn between choosing family versus love in a war where no one really wins, she struggles with her faith and her heart too.
Ms. Parsons has made a well-researched historical-romance-politics book that would make you realize the horrors of what ...more
Author Golden Keyes Parsons deserves much praise for the manner in which she presents the story line for "His Steadfast Love". In the beginning of the book, as with the beginning of the War Between the States, many people were uncertain as to what the conflict really entailed and how long it would last. No one could have predicted the intensity and tenure of the tragic battle and it's terrible toll. Amanda Belle is a parson's daughter, helping her widowed father to care for her younger siblings ...more
However with the rivalry between the North and the South, the stirrings of a Civil War is on the horizon and Amanda's only brother Daniel is wil ...more
Highlight: The research that created some of the glimpses into 1860 Texas was a definite highlight. A look at a Civil War prison c ...more
I liked how the book started six months before the start of the war and ended shortly after the war. I got to see how different both sides were towards one another before the war, and how drastically that changed. I thought 'His Steadfast Love' portrayed very well how torn most people must have been during this time, with brother fighting against brother, friend against friend, and father against s ...more
Amanda Belle is a typical Christian Southern woman. She meets Captain Kent Littlefield, and there is an instant connection between the two. But when Civil War breaks out, Amanda is forced to choose between family loyalty and love. With Captain Kent Littelefield as a Union solider and her own brother, Daniel, on the Confederate side, Amanda has to make a difficult choice: follow her heart or stay by her family.
I honestly did not enjoy this book very much. The wri ...more
Captain Kent Littlefield, with the Union troops, and his men are forced to take refuge in the home of a family from a Confederate State. When he sets eyes on Amanda Belle, he is instantly drawn to her.
When Amanda’s father discovers his daughter has feelings for a man their state if fighting against, ...more
First off, Ms. Parsons is a very talented writer and I loved her style. But it wasn't until 2/3's of the way into the book did I truly bec ...more
Kent and Amanda faced the fact that the ...more
There is plenty going on to keep the plot from dragging. Whether you're with the families left behind and struggling to deal with how to survive on less, trying to get supplies past enemy troop lines ... and waiting to hear from loved ones --- or your the soldiers dealing with fighting and sometimes dealing with capture ... it's not bori ...more
The storyline seemed to move quietly along, which I think maybe contributed to me having a difficult time staying interested. I like the story it told about two families involved in the Civil War, one from the North and one from the South and how difficult i ...more
The story follows Amanda and her family through the war as her brother fights with the Rebel army while Amanda tries to hold everything together at home. We also get Kent’s story, which includes occassional contact with the Belle family in one way or another.
Amanda Belle and her family dwell in Texas, a southern state. After promising to raise her sisters at her mother’s deathbed Amanda never dreamed of or contemplated the idea of marriage or a family of her own. Then she meets Captain Kent Littlefield and love blossoms, but they are forced to put aside their feelings as the civil war begins. Her brother, Daniel joins the Confederate army while Kent, being northern ...more
This book does a good job of highlighting not only the differences between the two sides but also the similarities. It truly was was brother fighting brother and son fighting father. The Civil War is a devastating part of Ame ...more
As both men go off to war, Amanda struggles at home with her father and young sisters, waiting for the day this bloody war will be over and their brother returns to them. Her father is a pas ...more
This book is perfect for those who enjoy the civil war era. The main character, Amanda, has to make several difficult decisions. She doesn't know where to turn or who to choose. In this awful time period, she finds herself falling in love with a potential enemy and she still wants to obey her family.
The author clearly did research into this era. The reader doesn't have to worry about discrepancies or errors. The events are very well-detailed. The reader will be able to picture some scenes. Aman ...more
And the historical facts bugged me. Maybe it's just because I hardly ever read a book on the War Between the States that doesn't hammer on slavery being THE reason for the war....but it got a bit under my skin in this book. Several times the characters mention how the war was fought over slavery...and it wasn't. Not all the way. That was only a par ...more
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