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Monday, February 6, 2017

The Scarlet Coat - Book Review




Book review by Trixi Oberembt


From Amazon:

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?

My review:

Set among the American Revolution, this story of hope, love & danger will have you captured from the very beginning! When siblings Rachel & Joseph Garnet opt to save a severely wounded British officer with no memory and no chance of surviving the night, they have no idea of the far-reaching consequences they bring upon their heads! Christian value for life & hospitality trumps sworn enemies and could have disastrous results!

I was swept away in another time & era where I could literally smell the gunpowder, hear the cries of dying men, smell the blood and sweat shed by the fallen on the field. And when the British officer—Andrew—was brought into their home, my heart pounded every time the threat of discovery came in the form of visiting neighbors. Emotions ran high in this intense story! As I began to see Andrew & Rachel fight their feelings for one another, my heart ached knowing there was no possible way for them to be together. I loved seeing how God played a huge part and how Andrew’s memories of scripture helped comfort him.  That in turn, played a part in Rachel’s heart softening again towards the things of God. 

I absolutely fell in love with this story, getting to know the characters I called friends, the rich historical details, every heart-pounding scene, and even a touch of humor the author included in this! Such as this line on page 146 where Andrew states; “After being idle for so long, my muscles seem to have mistaken themselves for fishes”—I literally laughed out loud! I wished I could have learned my history lessons at the feet of this author through fiction instead of my High School teacher; it would have been much more fun! I highly recommend this novel for anyone who enjoys early American history, forbidden romance, a touch of humor & a story that will sweep you away in another time and place!

    Barnes & Noble           Indigo/Chapters         Amazon

13 comments:

  1. What a good review! I love this era in our history and you've convinced me to pick up this book for my collection. Thank you!

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad you will be picking up a copy to read! It really is good & Angela is a terrific author :-) Enjoy!!

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  2. Excellent review, Trixi! I'm excited about this series.

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    1. Thank you Caryl! I'm certainly looking forward to the next one in the series :-)

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  3. Wonderful review Trixi! I can't wait to read this book, it is sitting by my reading chair waiting for me to finish with the book I am currently reading. I am like you in regards to learning history in school...I enjoy it so much more while learning it reading about it in a Christian historical book.
    Blessings, Tina

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    1. Thank you Tina! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did when you get to reading it. It's a super book by a equally terrific author. I think I've learned more about history through fiction books then I ever did in High School...lol! Certainly is much more fun :-)

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    2. Can't wait to hear your opinion on my story, Tina! Hope you enjoy it as much as the cover. ;)

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  4. Sounds right up my alley! I have loved history for a loooong time. I had good history teachers and my mother was an antique dealer so I had some good show and tells!

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    1. There is something about antiques! That tangible link to lives from the past. :) Hope you enjoy my story, Paula! :)

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    2. Hope you get a chance to read The Scarlet Coat Paula, I think you'd enjoy it since you love history :-)

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  5. Love historical stories with a great romance built in sounds great putting on my to read list...great review

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    1. Thanks, I hope you enjoy the story. :)

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    2. Thank you for your kind words on my review. It is a truly terrific book and I hope you do read it. The forbidden romance certainly created it's own sparks :-)

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