The Blue Cloak by Shannon McNear
Published: March 1, 2020
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 256 pages
About the book:
Fiction Based on Strange, But True, History
True, riveting stories of American criminal activity are explored through a unique stories of historical romantic suspense. Collect them all and be inspired by the hope that always finds its way even in the darkest of times.
Based on real events beginning in 1797 — Rachel Taylor lives a rather mundane existence at the way station her family runs along the Wilderness Road in Tennessee. She attends her friend’s wedding only to watch it dissolve in horror has the groom, Wiley Harpe, and his cousin become murderers on the run, who drag their families along. Declaring a “war on all humanity,” the Harpes won’t be stopped, and Ben Langford is on their trail to see if his own cousin was one of their latest victims. How many will die before peace can return to the frontier?
|I applaud Shannon McNear for being able to write about such a hard subject! I think she did a great job of keeping the more brutal aspects off the page. I’m not usually one to cry while reading, but I finished this with tears in my eyes.
That said, I really did enjoy the message of nothing being impossible for God. Also, about finding the light in the darkness. I really did enjoy the characters. Rachel and Ben were great. I really cared for Sally too. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Rachel and Ben.
I recommend you read this with a tissue on hand and a light-hearted book to read after. For fans of history and true crime, this is a good one to read. I in no way regret reading this. I will definitely plan on reading more by this author!