“Who will you be, if not the lady of High Oaks?”
When unexpected circumstances leave Honor Penworthy destitute, she is forced from her Maryland plantation—and the slaves she hoped to free. With no marketable skills, her survival hinges on a marriage arranged through the Quaker community to artisan Samuel Cathwell. Samuel is drawn to Honor, but he has been unwilling to open his heart to anyone since losing his hearing as a child.
A move west brings the promise of a fresh start, but nothing in Honor’s genteel upbringing has prepared her for the rigors of frontier life with Samuel. Nevertheless, her tenacity and passion sweep her into important winds of change, and she secretly becomes involved in the Underground Railroad. Samuel suspects Honor is hiding something, but will uncovering the truth confirm his worst fears or truly bring them together?
Strong women. Brave stories.
Set against the backdrop of dramatic and pivotal moments in American history, the Quaker Brides series chronicles the lives of brave heroines fighting to uphold their principles of freedom while navigating the terrain of faith, family, and the heart.
Honor by Lyn Cote was really good. I finished the book the same day I got it (yes that means I had a late night. I lost sleep for this book!). I really enjoyed the story line as a whole but I had trouble with both the beginning and the end. They both seemed to move a little too quickly for me. Honor seemed to be able to communicate pretty well with Samuel very quickly. The ending might have just seemed like it ended to quickly because I was enjoying Honor's story so much. But despite the slightly rushed feeling I got I really liked the book and I can't wait to read the second in this series.
4 out of 5. A delightful Afternoon Snack.
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale House in exchange for an honest review.