Wednesday, June 28, 2017

So Pure a Heart by Amber Lynn Perry {Blog Tour Review + Giveaway}

Series: Daughters of His Kingdom
Genre: Historical, Romance, Christian
Publisher: Liberty Publishing
Publication date: June 20, 2017
Number of pages: 346

Since the night her dear uncle gave his life for hers, Hannah Young is determined to risk everything by spying for the Patriots in order to seek retribution against the British soldier who killed him. But when her former love, Joseph Wythe, insists on ensuring her safety, she must decide if the vengeance she seeks is worth the danger of his nearness. For the love she once felt is liable to grow deeper and more threatening to her heart than it ever was before.

Leaving his young ward to join the fight for liberty is the hardest thing Joseph Wythe has ever done. Nearly. The most difficult happened ten years past, which he tries his best forget. Seeing Hannah Young again after all this time does something frightening and wonderful to his soul. Though her determination to spy for the 
​Patriots is honorable and brave, he will never allow her to take such a risk without him to protect her, no matter how she protests—and no matter how he knows he will ache all the more for the thing he always wanted and still could never have. 
A Pacific Northwest native, Amber Lynn Perry lives in Washington state with her husband and two daughters. She studied humanities at Portland State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree focused on art history. As a homeschooling mom, Amber spends much of her time teaching everything from Shakespeare to science.
When she isn’t crafting with her kids, making dinner or driving to dance classes, Amber is either reading or writing about her favorite time in American history. The Revolutionary era has captured her imagination from the time she was in middle school. Through her books, Amber hopes to not only give readers a glimpse into the past, but to instill in them a lasting love of liberty.

5 Stars

The Revolutionary War is a time in history that is very interesting and I haven't really given a lot of thought to how it affected every day people. This is Book 4 in the series and I haven't read the others yet, but it stood alone nicely. I am going to go back and read those though, since it is fascinating.

This author does a great job of telling a tale, weaving fact with fiction, in a way that is both educational and entertaining. The characters are richly written and come to life through their challenges, secrets, and trials. I honestly couldn't be a spy, yet the strength and bravery that Joseph and Hannah exhibit is heartwarming and encouraging.

As anyone who knows me knows, I love a good romance and this one shows a couple who was once in love and was driven apart, only to be thrust together again in dire circumstances, having to trust and support one another in order to stay alive. Joseph and Hannah's romance is tender and sweet, yet also exudes a few sparks of clean passion.

This story has an underlying current of religion, which I feel was a very important thing at this time of history. A big reason people came to America was for religious freedom. The religious aspects aren't overwhelming, but they play a big part in shaping the characters. This is a great historical fiction series.

Content: mild romance (kissing with a few sparks, implied premarital relationship); mild violence (it's war); moderate religious elements (not necessarily preachy, but important for character growth).

*I received a copy, which did not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.*

1 comment:

  1. Katie!! What a beautiful review! I am over the moon to know that you enjoyed Joseph and Hannah's story!! I always pray hard over my novels and to know that it was entertaining as well as educational for you is a joy beyond compare! Thank you so very much!!  
    Thank you again and please stay in touch!!