Love’s Allegiance is Book 4 in author Linda Shenton Matchett’s Wartime Brides Series. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the first three, this one could be read as a stand alone easily.
This is the story of Irwin and Rochelle. It is in many ways like the Bible story of Isaac and Rachel. I was immediately drawn in to this beautiful fictional romance. It is strong on inspiration and faith which made me love it even more.
Irwin’s father arranges for Rochelle to visit with the possibility of marrying Irwin, unbeknownst to Irwin. Irwin is unhappy with the idea due to past hurt. Their story unfolds beautifully.
The author has a style of writing that is lovely. I enjoyed the conversations that sounded true to the era. The characters were very lifelike and relatable. Even secondary ones wiggled their way into my heart while reading.
I learned some things about the war that I previously did not know. That is always important when reading to me. Faith is not hidden but in plain sight. This is what I expect in a Christian novel. Thank you to the author!
On the downside, the book seemed to end abruptly. I was reading along at a nice pace and then bam it’s over. It left me wanting more. Obviously there will be a sequel.
I highly recommend this book for those that enjoy historical wartime fiction. I rated it 4 out of 5 stars. A copy was provided by Celebrate Lit but these are my honest words.
About the Book
Book: Love’s Allegiance
Author: Linda Shenton Matchett
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: August 15, 2019
With most U.S. boys fighting for Uncle Sam in far off countries, Rochelle Addams has given up hope for a wedding in her future. Then she receives an intriguing offer from a distant relative to consider a marriage of convenience.
Conscientious objector Irwin Terrell is looking forward to his assignment at Shady Hills Mental hospital to minister to the less fortunate in lieu of bearing arms. At the arrival of the potential bride his father has selected for him, Irwin’s well-ordered life is turned upside down. And after being left at the altar two years ago, he has no interest in risking romance again.
Despite his best efforts to remain aloof to Rochelle, Irwin is drawn to the enigmatic and beautiful young woman, but will time run out before his wounded heart can find room for her?
Inspired by the biblical love story of Rebekkah and Isaac, Love’s Allegiance explores the struggles and sacrifices of those whose beliefs were at odds with a world at war.
About the Author
Linda Shenton Matchett is an author, speaker, and history geek. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she was born a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry and has lived in historic places all her life. Linda is a member of ACFW, RWA, and Sisters in Crime. She is a volunteer docent and archivist for the Wright Museum of WWII and a trustee for her local public library.
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