Description:In 1650s England, a young Puritan maiden is on a mission to save the baby of her newly widowed preacher--whether her assistance is wanted or not. Always ready to help those in need, Elizabeth ignores John's protests of her aid. She's even willing to risk her lone marriage prospect to help the little family.
Yet Elizabeth's new role as nanny takes a dangerous turn when John's boldness from the pulpit makes him a target of political and religious leaders. As the preacher's enemies become desperate to silence him, they draw Elizabeth into a deadly web of deception. Finding herself in more danger than she ever bargained for, she's more determined than ever to save the child--and man--she's come to love.
My Opinion:This book had me hooked from the beginning! When I started it I only planned on reading a couple chapters, and next thing I know I am over half way done with the book.
Elizabeth Whitbread has a kind heart, she's always going out of her way for others. Even though she may make enemies along the way she does not let that get in the way of worshipping the God she loves and serving others.
John Costin is a Tinker that has started preaching on the side. He loves his family but ends up depressed and at the end of his rope when his wife dies. Now he has to figure out how to take care of his four children, one being blind, while continuing his preaching. However, he has no desire to hire a women to work at his house.
When Elizabeth Whitbread finally starts working for John Costin they both earn eachothers trust, and along the way eachothers love.
John struggles to keep his family and Elizabeth safe when people start threatening them because of his preaching. However, he knows it's not the will of God for him to give it up.
This book tells about the struggles life will throw at you bacause of holding on to your faith, but to be thankfull for the struggles because they are really blessings in disguise. For if God gave you everything you wanted would you truly love him for him, or the gifts he gives you? The obstacles are what test your love for him by seeing if you withstand the troubles and love him through the pain.
New International Version (NIV)
10- So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
This is a verse that I kept thinking about while reading this book. It is also one of my favorite verses.
5 Stars for this book!