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.
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This story really took me to the WWII era!
Linda Shenton Matchet really got her characters into the WWII era, by the ways in which they conversed, the clothes described, and the actions portrayed. It was as if Linda Shenton Matchet transported me there. I thought that the characters had great interactions with each other, and that most of their reactions to things were believable, and they were overall well-developed characters. Personally, I liked how the story was loosely based on the Biblical story of Isaac and Rebekah, I thought it was a unique premise for a WWII era novel to have. This book is technically the fourth book in Linda Shenton Matchet’s Wartime Brides series, however, it can be read as a stand-alone without you getting lost or confused (I have not read the previous books in the series yet).
I believe that Linda Shenton Matchet did a good job conveying an often-controversial topic; the role that Conscious Objectors (CO) played during WWII. She made me look at it in a way I had not previously done, which I appreciated, (Not to say that I fully understand that point of view, but I think I have a better picture of it now). I did think that the book moved a little fast and I wished I could have known the characters better. However, this is part of a series so maybe the next book will continue to grow the characters more.
I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars for the great characters, the full immersion into the WWII era, and for making me see a different side of a Conscious Objector (CO). I did receive this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.
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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My dad was a CO that worked in a mental hospital so this subject is very interesting to me!
That’s so cool! You should definitely read the book then. I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on if the book was anything like what your Dad went through.
I very much enjoy historical fiction and this book sounds like a terrific read.
I hope you get the opportunity to read it 🙂
Wonderful review! Linda’s series sounds like one not to miss.
So far it has been pretty great 🙂
Thank you for sharing your book with us and for the giveaway as well. I appreciate them both.
Your most welcome 🙂
Thank you for being part of my blog tour, and for taking time to read and review Love’s Allegiance. I’m glad you enjoyed Rochelle’s and Irwin’s story. Blessings!
Your welcome 🙂 Thank you for writing a book that tells the other side of the story.