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Engraved on the Heart

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If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, or know me personally, then you know how much I love historical fiction.  Christian historical fiction, even better.  Engraved on the Heart did not disappoint.

From the beginning, Engraved on the Heart grabbed me with suspense, drama and a glimpse into high society, epilepsy and the underground railroad at the start of the Civil War.

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Here’s the book description from the publisher:

“Reluctant debutante Keziah Montgomery lives beneath the weighty expectations of her staunch Confederate family, forced to keep her epilepsy secret for fear of a scandal. As the tensions of the Civil War arrive on their doorstep in Savannah, Keziah sees little cause for balls and courting. Despite her discomfort, she cannot imagine an escape from her familial confines―until her old schoolmate Micah shows her a life-changing truth that sets her feet on a new path . . . as a conductor in the Underground Railroad.

Dr. Micah Greyson never hesitates to answer the call of duty, no matter how dangerous, until the enchanting Keziah walks back into his life and turns his well-ordered plans upside down. Torn between the life he has always known in Savannah and the fight for abolition, Micah struggles to discern God’s plan amid such turbulent times.

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Battling an angry fiancé, a war-tattered brother, bounty hunters, and their own personal demons, Keziah and Micah must decide if true love is worth the price . . . and if they are strong enough to survive the unyielding pain of war.”

My Thoughts on Engraved on the Heart

Keziah, who suffers from the yet to be understood epilepsy, does not fit in with her high society family.  She has a heart for others and jumps at the chance to help slaves find freedom in the north.  

The budding of love and sparks of attraction are evident between Keziah and her childhood friend, Micah, but her family forbids contact between them.  Instead, her family arranges a marriage between Keziah and an older, curmudgeon of a man.  

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Filled with plot twists, historical accuracy and the heartbreaking reality for slaves in the south, I couldn’t put this book down.

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About the Author, Tara Johnson

Tara Johnson is a writer, singer, speaker and passionate lover of stories. She makes her home in Arkansas with her husband and three children.

She has also authored: Hollow Victory:  How to Identify and Disarm Five Landmines That Make Victorious Christian Living Feel Like a Lie

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Susan is a writer, speaker and the creator of Women of Noble Character ministries. She is passionate about helping Christian women live a Proverbs 31 life in today’s world. The Lord laid upon her heart to serve women to grow in Christ, improve their marriages and manage their homes stress-free. She provides tools and resources on her website for Christian women to grow in their faith, deepen their relationship with their husbands and manage their homes well.

She lives in rural North Central Missouri with her handsome and hilarious husband and a myriad of dogs, cats and chickens.

Susan runs on Jesus, coffee and not enough sleep.