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MOBI Ç DOC The Messenger 9780764207969 å ❮PDF❯ ✯ The Messenger ⚣ Author Siri Mitchell – A Riveting Tale of Faith and Romance by an Acclaimed NovelistHannah Sunderland felt content in her embrace of the uaker faithuntil her twin brother ran off and joined the army and ended up captured an A A pass for Hannah But while she is fine to the eye she holds only disdain for him and agreeing would mean disobeying those she loves and abandoning a bedrock of her faith With skill and sensitivity Mitchell tells a story of two unlikely heroes seeking God's voice finding the courage to act and discovering the powerful embrace of lov I loved this book Siri's writing style is rich and her characters have depth The conflict between Hannah and Jeremiah's beliefs wasn't easily sorted Instead the reader was allowed to wrestle with weighty uestions concerning God's will honoring parents pacifism and honestyTruly I didn't know how this book would end especially after reading Love's Pursuit my favorite Siri Mitchell book Okay maybe I have two favorites nowIt was an all night but totally worth it read for me

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A Riveting Tale of Faith and Romance by an Acclaimed NovelistHannah Sunderland felt content in her embrace of the uaker faithuntil her twin brother ran off and joined the army and ended up captured and in jail Suddenly Hannah's world turns on end She longs to bring her brother some measure of comfort in the sualid frigid prison wher In the back of this book Ms Mitchell writes a note of how grateful she was to her publishers for accepting a manuscript idea for a Revolutionary War novel Apparently they're not all that popular in the same vein I too am grateful to Bethany House for taking a step of faith with this particular book I tire of Victorian literature and Regency literature and everything in between What interests me most at present is early American literature and Ms Mitchell has written a winnerI have no experience with uakers at all which is why this story fascinates me so much They were so eagerly eual in who they allowed to speak at their meetings men and women being of the same importance and value They were the first to latch onto the abolition of slavery and were highly involved in the Underground Railroad Yet when it came down to choosing sides in a war of kings they couldn't do it and in their blatant pacifism they were hated by both sides This story is about Hannah Sunderland a uaker whose twin brother joined the rebels meaning George Washington and got himself captured and thrown into prison by the British What begins as her attempts to save her brother uickly advances to a change of heart regarding war and politics leaving Hannah with a serious decision to make to remain a uaker and turn her back on what she has discovered is right or to leave all that she has ever known in order to follow the still small voice of God whispering words that the other Friends refuse to hearTo my delight this book doesn't have the same brutal ending as Love's Pursuit for which I am extremely thankful The hero Jeremiah Jones is likeable in his humanity and his flawed characters and his damaged soul Hannah literally leads him back from the brink of hatred and bitterness with her honest and forthright ways What amazed me most is how I always assumed the patriots were all upstanding moral decent men No they weren't just like not all British soldiers were brutes There is evil in both sides and Ms Mitchell doesn't whitewash the goings on and the sins committed by both sides Is one better than the other Possible but neither side was perfectMs Mitchell captured the period in a uniue way with her heroine's fascinating point of view and her use of thee thou and thy since she is a uaker For someone wanting a read that stands apart from the same old same old being published nowadays give The Messanger a try You won't regret it In the same vein I also highly recommend Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund Another brilliant Revolutionary War novel that captures a uniue look at the period

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The MessengerE he remains But the uakers believe they are not to take sides not to take up arms Can she sit by and do nothing while he suffers Jeremiah Jones has an enormous task before him Responsibility for a spy ring is now his and he desperately needs access to the men in prison whom they are seeking to free A possible solution is to garner Are you tired of the books that go like thisPretty and sweet girl meets handsome rough who is not at Christian Guy gets sweet girl to realize her fanatical beliefs are silly Girl still loves God but tosses most of her beliefs Handsome Rouge comes to Christ making everything okayYup I get tired of that story too How come we swoon over it in the books and movies and then are horrified when our daughters sisters and friends do it Well this is a happy exception to the rule while still keeping some of the elements that make that kind of a story line appealingHannah is not just a uaker because her parents are she truly believes in most of the principles that they have She tries to obey and honor her father even when it is hard My favorite conviction that she has and she sticks to the whole book was that she will not tell a lie Even though there are many times when a ‘little white lie’ or a ‘half truth’ would have saved her a lot of pain Hannah refuses to do itSome parents may not like the fact that Hannah does avoid telling her parents what she is doing Also at one point in the book they do paint her father in a bad light making him sound crazy for his beliefs However I found it very real Sometimes fathers are wrong just like everyone else I didn’t find it a problem though I thought some parents might want a heads upFor those who don’t like heavy romance books you might want to check this book out Yes Jeremy and Hannah do end up liking each other Yes there are a few romantic moments but it wasn’t overdone I also believe unless I missed it somehow that they didn’t kiss unless you count the one he gave her on the temple No it wasn’t even in a romantic sceneI loved the setting I felt like I was living in the middle of the British occupation of Philadelphia Siri Mitchell has a way of conveying the mood of not only her main characters but the mood of a city Even during the light hearted scenes you can feel the tension that the British occupation causes I can’t wait to get my hands on another of her booksI highly recommend this book to anyone 15 or older Younger than that parents might want to read it first because of a couple things that happened However I thought the author handled it very well Grab a copy todayI received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review I was under no obligation to write a positive review The opinions in this review are entirely my own