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  • Posted January 10, 2012

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    Love is found on the battlefield!

    Imagine if you will, being in Texas just on the Gulf. It's the spring of 1861 and Amanda Bell is the oldest of four sisters and a brother she is helping to raise along with her father, Pastor Ezekiel Bell on their southern plantation. Her mother passed away and left Amanda tasked with raising her siblings until they are old enough to fend for themselves.

    However with the rivalry between the North and the South, the stirrings of a Civil War is on the horizon and Amanda's only brother Daniel is willing to go to war to defend the South's position on slavery. What he doesn't seem to understand is even though they treat their slaves well, they are still not free. However Pastor Bell provides his blessing over Daniel as he heads off to war along with his childhood friends and Amanda is helpless to stop him.

    When Amanda meets Captain Kent Littlefield during a church service, she finds her heart pulled in a way she hadn't expected. Now that the war has begun, Captain Littlefield has been called to duty fighting for the North, which now puts her at odds with the man she loves from the North, going to war with the brother she loves from the South. Will either of them return home from the war? Or will this war keep her love at a crossroads she can never hope to cross battle lines?

    In the latest novel by Golden Keyes Parsons, His Steadfast Love, shows the horrors of what men, fathers, sons and families had to endure when our own country went to war against itself. In the end, lines were drawn and even when the war ended some feelings would never be resolved over what men had witnessed during their time of war. This is a chilling, fictional account of the Civil War that was waged in regards to the issue over men's freedom within our own country and along the way, God and love will prevail.

    I received His Steadfast Love compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review and was amazed at this fictional account of one of our countries bloodiest battles on our own soil and the amount of lives that were lost in the war. Amanda Bell is a strong woman character I could relate to, who was willing to put aside her feelings of duty to her family and learn to listen to her heart and God's word. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and would recommend this to anyone who loves historical romance!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2011

    GREAT!

    His Steadfast Love is an amazingly good book! The plot caught my attention and it was well written. This book is a romance set in Texas. This book is an inspirational book. It has lots of religious moments in it that I admire. His Steadfast Love is great and I can tell it had a lot of work put into it. The characters are well described, the plot is amazingly interesting, and everything about this book is good!

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

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    Great, Historically Accurate book!

    The Civil War, America's biggest scar. Brother against brother, father against son, and countrymen killing their other countrymen. Families and lives torn apart in a second. So is the world that Amanda Belle finds herself hating, as both her brother, and potential husband have left to fight. On different sides, that is. Through the long, miserable war, Amanda finds herself hating the cruel soldiers, Yankee and Confederate, and wishing that her sweetheart and her brother could simply return. Through the war, she remains fearful for her Brother's life, as well as the life of her beloved. Will her world ever be the same?
    I dearly enjoyed this story, and the detail woven within. Until I read this book, I understood what happened during the Civil War, and that it was a terrible time in America. I never had understood the depth of the tragedy until now, and I am amazed and thankful that America even got through that devastation. This book was detailed enough, but not overly so, it was lengthy enough, but again, not overly. The one side note {Not a criticism} I had was this: If you choose to read this book {which I hope you will} pay attention to the dates listed! If you ignore the dates, you will be lost. I overly enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to whosoever enjoys historical/fun books!
    Sincerely,
    Libbi H,

    I received this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers for this review.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Good Read!

    When I start a book that I don't want to put down, that usually is a GOOD sign! I loved reading His Steadfast Love by Golden Keyes Parsons. This is a Civil War Novel that intertwines the concept of war with the concept of God's never failing love. This story is a good reminder for anyone who might be struggling with their commitment to the Lord, their faith, or just their understanding of how great God's love is for each of us.
    Amanda Belle is a Southern woman who meets a Union Officer before the Civil War begins as he is stationed in Texas for a short time. He (Kent Littlefield) gets to know her family and inevitably falls in love with Amanda. He declares that he will come back for her and wishes to write her as well as get her father's blessing, except that her father does not agree due to him being a Union Officer. Amanda and Kent correspond in secret until Amanda's father passes away. Not only does the story focus on their love for each other, but it also focuses on aspects of the Civil War, and the main reason for all the fighting. The South wants the "choice" to keep their slaves without being bothered, and the North wants to end slavery completely. We see how Amanda is changed by the war (not that she was hard on her slaves, in fact she and her siblings had a very unique relationship with their slaves), and becomes devoted to her beloved Kent, even if it meant going against her brother Daniel, who also fought in the war, on the Confederate side.
    As God's message of love and forgiveness are woven into this story, so do the characters that Parsons writes about develop. It is an enjoyable story of love and commitment to your country and your family. I look forward to reading many more books by Golden Keyes Parsons!

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

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    Aptly titled His Steadfast Love is a character driven inspirational Civil War tale

    In 1860 Texas, Amanda Belle expects to never marrry as she already has a family to raise. She promised her dying mother she would help her father the preacher care for her brother Daniel and younger sisters (Emmaline, Mary and Catherine). However, when Army Captain Kent Littlefield begins attending her dad's church, Amanda knows she is attracted to him.

    In 1861, Texas secedes from the Union. Daniel joins the Confederacy while Kent remains with the Union. Amanda worries about the safety of the two men she loves. She turns to God for guidance especially on slavery, but the Lord is mute. When her father, dies, Amanda knows her three siblings come before her aching heart and soul as she remains steadfast to God to help her and others through the horror of war.

    Aptly titled His Steadfast Love is a character driven inspirational Civil War tale that makes a strong case that armed conflict is rarely if ever the answer to disputes. Although the story line starts slowly, once the war ignites, the novel accelerates with vivid descriptions of the experiences of the lead trio and others. Readers will appreciate this exciting Americana tale as Amanda wonders why God is silent allowing man to cause so much pain to fellow man.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    Captivating!

    This well wrtten, heart felt story captivated my time And my heart! I was moved by the vastness of God's grace as reflected by such vivid characters and settings! I was awakened to a time where courage and freedom became powerful motivations, a time where reality seemed unreal, and faith,hope, and forgiveness became lifelines to a better tomorrow. I was grateful gor the power of love and Godly character to heal deep wounds and restore families! I am encouraged by the Happily Ever After of such Steadfast Love!

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