I have been given the opportunity to do some reviews on some books from a few different publishers. Some of them do not quite fit into the focus I have for Living Infuzion, but obviously have some good information. Here are some of my perspectives on some pretty good books! Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Messenger - Siri Mitchell

Siri Mitchell's latest novel takes the reader to the city of Philadelphia in 1778 during the Revolutionary War between the British and the Colonials.  Hannah Sunderland is a Quaker and as such takes no sides in the war. That is until her twin brother joins the Colonials and ends up in jail.  She meets Jeremiah Jones, a Colonial spy who needs to gain access to the jail to fulfill a very important mission.  The two soon develop a plan.  Hannah will spy for him which gains her access to her brother, since who would suspect a Quaker.  The only catch is that she refuses to lie.  Along the way she begins to question whether her Quaker beliefs are the right way to follow God. 

I loved the backdrop of the Revolutionary War.  The struggle that Hannah has with the faith she has grown up with and what she feels God calling her to do is powerful.  Jeremiah has his own struggles with anger and bitterness.  Both learn to rely on God for their ultimate strength.  This book draws you in from the very first page and doesn't let go until the very last word.  I thoroughly enjoyed it!!!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

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