The Messenger

The Messenger

Book - 2012
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A Riveting Tale of Faith and Romance by an Acclaimed Novelist

Hannah Sunderland felt content in her embrace of the Quaker faith...until 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 squalid, frigid prison where he remains. But the Quakers 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 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 love.

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Bethany House, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780764207969
Characteristics: 374 pages ; 22 cm


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HRDR Jul 10, 2014

This story got off to a slow start, but after a few chapters it was interesting - the romance is unique and hearing about a young Quaker working through questions of personal faith against the backdrop of the Quaker community's expectations was interesting.

Jan 06, 2014

This was a very interesting plot and engaging story. I was quite thrilled with the historical viewpoints. One of my favourite books by this author so far.

Jul 13, 2012

this book was beyond amazing. it was so interesting and suspensed. loved every page #imagineteencontest

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