He longs for freedom, but won t risk the lives of those he loves.
Matthew Stewart wants only to farm, manage his inn, and protect his family. But tension between the Loyalists and Patriots is mounting. When he's asked to help the Patriots and assured his family will be safe, he agrees.
In Scotland, Heather Stewart has seen the cost of fighting England and wants no part of it. She wants only to avoid war and protect the family and peace she finally found in Virginia. But the war drums can be heard even from their home in the countryside, and she has no power to stop the approaching danger.
The consequences are deadly.
When Matthew leaves for a short journey and doesn't return, Heather faces the biggest trial of her life. Will she give up hope of seeing him again? Will he survive the trials and make his way home? What will be the consequences of his heart for freedom?
A Heart for Freedom by Janet S. Grunst
The freedom of the Colonies is at stake. Matthew Stewart doesn’t want to put his family in jeopardy and choose a side. He’s been loyal to the crown all his life, so he’s tempted to become a Loyalist. On the other hand, Patriots want to throw off the shackles and govern themselves. He and his wife, Heather, have friends who have chosen opposite sides.
Arguments and fights are something Matthew wants to avoid, so when two men approach him with an opportunity to serve, he keeps it to himself. It’s the only way to protect his wife and children.
Heather knows that Matthew is hiding something, but what is it?
Then Matthew leaves under mysterious circumstances. Where is he?
The author does a great job with revealing the history of the Revolutionary War and its effects on colonist. Being a history buff, my interest was snagged. The characters and their struggles were believable.
I’m looking forward to reading the third book in the series.