Thursday, February 23, 2017

Book Review: The Scarlet Coat + giveaway!

 The Scarlet Coat     (Hearts at War – Book 1)

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A Woman Compelled by Christian Charity
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?
A Man Lost to the Devastation of War
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?

A Scarlet Uniform Holds the Power to Unite or Divide
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.

Review by guest Robin Elizabeth Mason:
Conflict on every side, and within as well. The sound of musket fire, the acrid smell of smoke—and the putrid smell of blood and death. And within her heart, the cry of compassion for a dying man. A man wearing the uniform of the enemy. 
When Rachel Garnet seeks her brother and their father after a British invasion, she is heartbroken to learn her father is already dead. Leaving the valley—the battlefield—with her brother, they hear a cry for help.
A British officer.
Rachel cannot bear to leave him to die in the woods—but what does she risk to have the man in their home. As the man recovers his health, his memory fails him. Who is this man Rachel and her brother have rescued? Who are they harboring within their walls?
As the enemy begins to regain his health, he also struggles to recover his memory. Rachel is drawn to his mild manner and to his knowledge of Scripture. The conflict in her heart takes a dangerous turn as she falls in love with him. Will the conflict get them both killed? Or will their love triumph?
Ms. Couch has portrayed love that takes root in the most unlikely circumstance. She has given us genuine characters that display every emotion, and volley back and forth within those emotions. She has written characters who struggle with the reality of their lives and the brutality of war. I felt Rachel’s heart as she was torn to do her Christian duty to her sworn enemy. And I felt the conflict as her heart stirred toward him. I walked alongside her in 18th century America, felt the strain of daily life, and the constant threat of discovery. A vivid story of faith and compassion and love.

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The Scarlet coat is available at:  Barnes & Noble      Indigo/Chapters      Amazon

48 comments:

  1. This sounds like a really good book. I enjoy historical romance and this is a new author for me. Thanks for sharing.
    lorih824(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. Great review! I shared on Twitter.
    https://twitter.com/cps1950/status/834779134844928001
    Thank you.
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Enjoyed this review. I have shared on Twitter,Pinterest, Facebook in our book group an Google+. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  4. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and would love to have a printed copy. There are so many things about the Revolutionary War we never thought about reading about it in school!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the story. I think the best part about historical fiction is learning history on a more personal level. :)

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  5. Thank you for the introduction and review. I greatly enjoy historical fiction, and Angela is a new to me author. dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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  6. Great review on a great book. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  7. Shared on facebook I forgot my email mommystuck1(at)optonline(dot)net

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  8. This sounds like a book for me!!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  9. Shared on twitter
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  10. Excited to get my copy, but I decided to share this in case anyone wants to enter a draw for a free copy.

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  11. This sounds so very exciting! Thanks for offering a riveting book, Angela!

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  12. The time period is not my favorite but we have readers in the church library who enjoy reading about the American Revolution.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Understandable. I know there are a few eras I have a hard time getting into. :) Thanks for thinking of others! <3

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  13. Enjoyed the synopsis of the book and it sounds like my kind of book. I enjoy reading historical fiction and would like to read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Would love ❤️ to read this. Thank you for the chance. Blessings
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. And i would love for you to read it. ;) Good luck!

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  15. I love the cover. a_stonecipher(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. This sounds like a very interesting story. The mind is such an amazing part of our body. It does so much for a person. It can process so much, yet even now with all of our medical technology, doctors cannot fully understand the brain. Memory loss is an intriguing topic to add to a historical book. I will look forward to checking this book out for myself!

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  17. With a wonderful cover and title, this book sounds like a winner to me!
    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

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    1. Thank you for coming by, Melanie, and for you kids words. Hope you enjoy the story! :)

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    2. You are our winner Melanie! Thank you for popping in. I really hope you enjoy this story. Feel free to leave reviews if you do. <3

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  18. Love stories set during the Revolution,and the plot of this particular novel sounds amazing .Thank you Angela for the giveaway! Please throw my name in lynnefeuerstein(at)aol(dot)com

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  19. Another great historical romance book to read. Scarlet Coat is going on my TBR list. Thank you for sharing. Sharing post on FB. marilynridgway78[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. So glad you've added it to your list. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  20. Hi Angela! I've read so many great reviews for your book! Can't wait to read it for myself! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  21. Oh your novel sounds so good! I LOVE this time period! Sign me up please with a cherry on tip! Thank you for sharing this!

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    1. Well, since you added the cherry. ;) Thanks!

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  22. Sounds awfully intriguing! Count me in!

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    1. Will do. Might need your e-mail if you win. :)

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