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The Shield of Honor

(Wakefield Dynasty #3)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  380 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Two families--the Wakefields of nobility and the lower-class Morgans--are the focus of this sweeping generational saga, joined by intriguing personalities such as Elizabeth I, William Tyndale, and John Bunyan. Linking the people and events through the ages is the struggle of men and women who sought God as the answer to their difficulties.

#3: Shield of Honor

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Published October 22nd 1995 by Thomas Nelson (first published April 3rd 1995)
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Katy Vendetti
This is book three of the Wakefield Dynasty by Gilbert Morris. The synopsis on the back only actually covers part one of the book (the first hundred pages). The historical fiction covers the voyage of the Pilgrims and the English Civil War between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists. It included historical figures like King Charles, Prince Rupert, John Pym, and Oliver Cromwell. Cromwell takes a lead in this story as his history intertwines with the fiction of the Wakefield family.
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Aug 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an enjoyable read. This is the third book in the series and I'm noticing recurring themes as the author has perhaps run out of new ideas. I also continue to see a few main characters who are too perfect; seriously, they've got to have flaws, but the author doesn't reveal them. I also found it humorous how he inserted John Bunyan into the story. It was as if he thought, "Hmmm, Bunyan was a Christian and lived in this time, so I will include his name". His role was minimal and the author ...more
SUMMARY: This third book of the series The Wakefield Dynasty depicts the English civil war, Charles I, and Cromwell as it continues the story of the Wakefield and Morgan families. This book focuses on Sir Christopher Wakefield, his son Gavin, and the raging hostilities between the "royalists" and the Puritans. Civil War comes to England as the Puritans fight to depose Charles I and begin a Parlimentarian government.

REVIEW: Once again Morris brings history to life. He fills his storyline with rea
Sasha (whispersofthesilentwind)
Note: this is a re-read

"I'm not afraid of what happens after I die; it's the getting there that's a bit frightening."

Once again I like how Morris threads fictional characters with real life characters, it's done brilliantly. I like the time period, how close we are with some of the main players in England at that time; both on the political and spiritual side. I enjoyed learning more about Charles the I as the beginnings of House of Stuart in England are usually over shadowed in history by t
Jul 22, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, another sappy Christian historical fiction novel. This is the third book in the series, and I have to say I don't think it's as good as the other two before it. Some of the events, and even words, seem a bit redundant from the previous two, and I think Morris adds a bit too much writing from famous writers of the setting time period, almost like he's using them to pad his "paper." Positively, though, the characters have enough unique qualities in them to keep the stories from being too redu ...more
It's been a long time since I read the House of Wakefiled series, but I remember them as being very good.
Reread 9/12
Sadie-Megin Daniels
Not as good as the first two but still an enjoyable read.
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