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  • Posted July 25, 2014

    Her Captain's Heart**** by Lynn Cote Widowed school teacher, Qu

    Her Captain's Heart**** by Lynn Cote

    Widowed school teacher, Quaker Verity Hardy moves from Gettysburg, PA to Fiddler's Grove, VA along with her young daughter and father-in-law. She has been sent by the Freedman's Bureau to teach the now freed slaves to read and write. The Bureau has provided a house for her to live in while there. However, when Verity and her family arrive they find a man living there and he is not happy to see them.

    Ex-Union captain Matthew Ritter also works for the Freedman's Bureau. He is to build the school house for the new teacher but was not expecting her to arrive before the school was built. His past from the war continue to haunt him and he would much rather be alone. How will he and this woman work together where the community have not forgotten ravages of war and anger runs high since the wars ending? As Matthew works with Verity, he starts having feelings for her and wants to protect her. Nothing can come of his feelings, they are too different. She is a godly woman of faith but he has lost faith in most everything.

    There are people in town who do not want Verity in Virginia teaching the freed slaves, they do not want Matthew there either. Threats against the school escalate, fires are set to the barn and the partially built school. Matthew sends for Union Troops to help insure no more fires or threats are carried out so the school can be completed.

    What are God's plans for Matthew and Verity and the school? Can they overcome, with God's help, the many obstacles and challenges in their way? Even though the war has ended, the battle rages on in this town. Lyn Cote does a wonderful job showing this conflict among the south and north after the war is over. The beginning of reconstruction between the north and south as well as restoration between family and neighbors are clearly shown in this story.

    ~~I received a copy of this book from the author~~

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  • Posted June 19, 2014

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    The Captain's Heart By: Lyn Cote This is the first book in The G

    The Captain's Heart
    By: Lyn Cote
    This is the first book in The Gabriel Sister's series. This is a Love Inspired Historical Romance. I love the way Lyn Cote pens about the strong women in her novels. Verity Hardy is a lonely widow school teacher that comes to Fiddlers Grove in Virginia to teach. She also has a young daughter that she brings with her. Where will she teach, her school has not even been built. Verity is certain that teaching freed slaves in Virginia is what she is suppose to do. Matthew Ritter is an ex-Union Captain and is suppose to get Verity's school built. Matt has very little faith in anyone. His past from the war is still with him. He does not understand why they would send a Quaker Widow Lady to teach school in this area. Virginia has been torn apart by the Civil War and people do not forget easy. There is people that do not want Mrs. Hardy to be in Virginia teaching the freed slaves. Verity and Matt work together to get the school built, but can they have faith to keep going when they are getting threats about Verity and her school. Matt want to protect Verity and her daughter. He starts to have feeling for Verity. This is a wonderful story and at times I felt like crying. I loved this novel from this start to the finish. You will hang on trying to guess what will happen next. Will they have the faith they need to pull through all the problems they face?
    I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review , and I have given it.

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    Can,t open it to read!

    I would love to write a review if i could get the book to open. I have been to barnes and noble twice and they have requested the publisher to fix the problem and they haven't. I love this author and have read they others in the series and love them. I'm extremely disappointed in the lack of response to fix the problem. It's the only book on my nook I haven't been able to open.

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  • Posted April 2, 2009

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    It is a fantastic romance! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars!

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