Saturday, June 23, 2018

Engraved on the Heart

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: This was a wonderful Civil War era story that brought the historical period to life! I really enjoyed Tara's writing, as she did a great job with the characters and writing about a difficult subject. I loved getting to know Kezzie especially, as she blossomed from a young, ill debutant to a young woman who saw through societies norms. It was interesting to read about epilepsy and how it was viewed back then.
I heartily recommend this delightful book and look forward to reading more by Tara!
I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.

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