I chose this novel for two reasons. The author and the cover. I am a huge fan of Colleen Coble. I have read most of her penned works. I always walk away moved in some way and eager for the next in the series to be released. She's one of those timeless authors who can pen a novel of any genre and touch the heart in a powerful way.
The cover is beautiful. What I really love is the lighthouse and the title. So telling of this story. He is our Lighthouse and it is through Him that we will forever find freedom and a safe harbor.
We travel back in time to the Revolutionary War. America at that time was torn. Seems relevant to our world today. There is much going on in this novel. We have love and hate, loss and gain, faith and trust, believing in God or believing in self, family honor, staying true to one's convictions or swaying to the other side, obsession and forgiveness. We meet characters battling many emotions of the heart.
This is well written and Coble brings these characters to life as if we were there walking this story with them. We see the good in these characters and their struggle. Some characters are strong and likeable while others are not. But that is life, right? The struggle of finding truth and where we need to be, and remaining true to who we are, not losing sight along our life's journey of what's most valuable.
I really enjoyed this novel. I admire Christian writers who remain true to themselves writing faith-centered novels. Freedom's Light is unlike anything I have read penned by Coble. Although different, very enjoyable. I cannot wait to see what's next to come. That is very telling of a happy reader.
This novel was a gift from Thomas Nelson for sharing my review with you.
Colleen Coble is a USA TODAY bestselling author and RITA finalist best known for her romantic suspense novels, including Tidewater Inn, Rosemary Cottage, and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, Rock Harbor, and Sunset Cove series. Visit her website at www.colleencoble.com.