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The country is at war with Britain and Rachel could not let a wounded man die without care, even from the other side . As the patient heals, they must decide how to progress on their pathway while the conflict of the emerging country continues. Enjoyed the journey of these two as they resolve their differences. Ebook from Netgalley and publishers with thanks. Opinions are entirely my own.
This is quite the best tensioned historical romance I have read in a while. It starts with it being two countries fighting each other. Then you have one hurt person, almost dead in the field, do they let him die or do they follow what the LORD says love thy neighbor, being the good Samaritan and they choose the good Samaritan. They figure he is going to die but as GOD would have it - HE has other things in store - like a romance between him and the young lady of the house - whose father and brother where in the war - and I shall not ruin it and tell you what happened to them - As GOD would have it as well the man also has no memory of anything - but gradually remembers - and also if the brother and sister get caught taking care of this man - they can go down as traitors and you know what happens to traitors. So they all are in a pickle, but you know what - GOD loves it when you are in a pickle because that is when HE works best - isn't that right ya'll? You have to get this book - it is intense and yet - it is so light hearted and loving, and in these days who couldn't use a true love story - one that shows GOD's working HIS hand.
The Scarlet Coat by Angela K. Couch 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? Rachel reluctantly takes in a badly wounded British officer. But how long can her sense of Christian duty repress her hatred for his scarlet coat? Passages of Scripture and fleeting images of society are all Andrew Wyndham recalls after he awakens to the log walls of his gentle prison. Even his name eludes him. Rachel Garnet insists he is a captain in the British army. He mourns the loss of his memory, but how can he hope to remember war when his “enemy” is capturing his heart? Andrew's injuries are severe, his memory slow to return, and the secret of his existence too perilous to ignore. As Rachel nurses him back to health, his hidden scarlet coat threatens to expose the deeds of her merciful heart, and Andrew is forced to face a harrowing decision—Stay hidden and risk losing the woman he loves or turn himself in and risk losing his life. This is a Christian Historical that had no cussing, no sex and could be read by all ages. It has some violence. This is the first part of a series but didn't end on a cliffhanger as some do these days. It had a storyline and was uplifting. If you don't mind scripture and prayer in your books then this is a great book for you. It had romance, along with a little angst but not overdone. Smut rating is zero and wholesomeness is a ten. If you want to read something that is good for the soul and glorifies the Lord, then this is a good Historical Novel to read. This is definitely something I would buy my mom to read and not be ashamed to have on my shelves if my pastor came over! I was given a copy of this ARC from the publisher on Netgalley for a honest review. All of the above comments are my express opinions.
The Scarlet Coat by Angela K. Couch Pelican Book Group You Are Auto-Approved White Rose Publishing Romance, Christian Pub Date 01 Feb 2017 I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of The Scarlet Coat through the publisher and Netgalley: We are taken back to the Revolutionary War, where we are introduced to Rachel, while riding her house, Rachel finds the street littered with bodies, one of those bodies her Father, but her brother survives. Soon Rachel finds herself taken in a severely wounded British Soldier, despite the fact that he is the enemy. Her brother must leave, and leaves her with the wounded, unconscious British Soldier, with the instructions to shoot him if he wakes up. Rachel believes that despite the fact The British Officer is an enemy, he deserves a chance at life, so despite her fears, and the danger she could put herself in she helps him live. The British Soldier has no memory of who he is or the things he has done. But in time the memories begin to return. Will something more than a forbidden friendship develop between Rachel and Andrew? I give The Scarlet Coat five out of five stars. Happy Reading.
The Scarlet Coat is a wonderful book that gets a hold of you as a reader and draws you into the story. From page one you are engaged and pulling for the characters to have the love they deserve. The book opens with Rachel Garnet riding out to check and see if her brother and father have survived the battle between the Americans and the British. She discovers her Pa did not make it but her brother, Joseph, survived the battle. As they are leaving all of the carnage, they hear a plea from a wounded soldier. They discover the soldier is their enemy. Rachel knows the scripture and she knows she is to love her enemy, so they take him home thinking he would die. But the soldier does not die. Under the care of Rachel, he begins to heal. They discover his name is Captain Andrew Wyndham and that he has lost his memory. Harboring and caring for a British soldier could get them labeled a traitor, but Joseph and Rachel begin to see Andrew as a person, not the enemy. Rachel is a young beautiful woman and she is pursued by a family friend, Daniel. Daniel has plans to marry Rachel and build a life with her. Rachel knows this is what she should do, but she begins to care deeply for Andrew. Andrew also begins to care for Rachel but as his memories return he realizes she is promised to another back in England. Daniel learns of the feeling between Andrew and Rachel. He becomes angry and turns Andrew in to the angry members of the community who plan to seek revenge on him for all the damage British soldiers have caused. Andrew is taken to a near Fort that is holding British soldiers captive. Andrew is reunited with his fellow soldiers but his allegiance is no longer with England. He is a clergyman above all and seeks to follow God's will. His hope is that God will lead him back to a way to be with Rachel. God does intervene in the most unlikeliest of ways. How He does that you will have to read to find out. The book is beautifully written and very inspiring. I gladly give it five stars.
Angela will be added to my very long list of fave authors. She definitely made history come alive for me. I loved traveling back to the Revolutionary war and I could imagine myself as Rachel. I used to have a tri cornered hat when I visited Williamsburg,Va. Even though it was a hot afternoon I enjoyed myself immensely. Im a history buff. I did have a time getting into the book but now am glad I stuck it out. I burnt some midnight oil on this one. I sometimes wish I could live in that time and place where God was include in everything. Now sadly He is not. I did laugh in a certain scene because Andrew did have a little bit of humor. There are troublemakers then as there are now. But, I think some of the things they did back then are not allowed today. I figured God had a plan for Andrew.. For reasons unknown to any of us He always has a plan. I even cried in other scenes because I didnt think that my hero waa going to come through these messes. Rachael was a blessing in disguise even though she didn't see it at the time. I strongly recommend this book for people who love love to travel back in time and love history in the making Thank you Netgalley for letting me read and review this wonderful book.. I was,not required to give a review on this book but I did because I wanted others to know how much I enjoyed it
I was sucked into the story from the first page and not a lot of authors can do that. The reader will be happy with the characters and the setting. The author did a wonderful job and will be looking for more books.
I have fallen in love with a new author. She writes with an excitement that keeps readers involved in the book from beginning to end. Angela K Couch has written The Scarlet Coat and set it during the Revolutionary War. Rachel goes to find her brother and father after the battle near Oriskinay. Her brother was easy enough to find, but her father lay dead on the battlefield. As she and Joseph, her brother, leave the battlefield, she sees a man who is still alive, and insists that even though he wears a scarlet coat, they bring him back home to nurse him back to health. As the man gets better, he has no memory of who he is or what his background is. The longer he stays with Rachel and Joseph, the more he learns of his identity, and the more he falls in love with Rachel and Rachel falls in love with him. There is always a hint of danger throughout the book. If Rachel's and Joseph's neighbor find out they are treating the British officer, an uprising will soon follow. The climax and denouement are such that will bring the reader to the edge of the seat. Angela's talents as a writer are soon to be noticed and held up for critical acclaim. She has a talent that will take her far in the Christian fiction world. I have left out a lot of details from my review because to reveal more of the plot of the book would be to spoil the plot. I am not one who is discouraged by spoilers, but there are those who are and I respect that. Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and the capture of a double agent My thanks to Pelican Books for allowing me to read and review this book.