Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Scarlet Coat (Hearts at War #1) by Angela Couch

It has rained and rained and rained here.  I feel like I need to build an ark!  The good thing is that I've had plenty of time to catch up on my reading stack.

This is Angela Couch's new series and I was soooo stoked to get a sneak peek!  From the back: Surrounded by the musket fire of the American Revolution, Rachel Garnet prays for her family to be safe. When the British invade the Mohawk Valley and her father and brother don't return from the battle, she goes in pursuit of them. She finds her brother alive but her father has been killed at the hand of the enemy. Amidst the death, how can she ignore a cry for help? Rachel reluctantly takes in a badly wounded British officer. But how long can her sense of Christian duty repress her hatred for his scarlet coat? Passages of Scripture and fleeting images of society are all Andrew Wyndham recalls after he awakens to the log walls of his gentle prison. Even his name eludes him. Rachel Garnet insists he is a captain in the British army. He mourns the loss of his memory, but how can he hope to remember war when his “enemy” is capturing his heart? Andrew’s injuries are severe, his memory slow to return, and the secret of his existence too perilous to ignore. As Rachel nurses him back to health, his hidden scarlet coat threatens to expose the deeds of her merciful heart, and Andrew is forced to face a harrowing decision—Stay hidden and risk losing the woman he loves or turn himself in and risk losing his life. 

While the thunder rumbled and the lightning flashed I was transported to a battlefield.  As I've come to expect from Angela's books she has a wonderful grasp on the rich history of the time period and history really does come alive in her books.  

Rachel, my favorite character, is a strong and vibrant person.  The story has tons of tension and suspense.  Just when you think you can take a breath you are taken on another wild ride! This book was hard to put down because I kept wanting to see what happened next! 

So pick up your copy (it comes out on the 27th!) this coming week and prepare to be swept away by this great historical read!  Happy Reading!  

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