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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.
Engraved on the Heart
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.
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.
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