Reluctant debutante Keziah Montgomery lives beneath the weighty expectations of her staunch Confederate family, forced to keep her epilepsy secret for fear of a scandal. As the tensions of the Civil War arrive on their doorstep in Savannah, Keziah sees little cause for balls and courting. Despite her discomfort, she cannot imagine an escape from her familial confinesuntil her old schoolmate Micah shows her a life-changing truth that sets her feet on a new path . . . as a conductor in the Underground Railroad.Dr. Micah Greyson never hesitates to answer the call of duty, no matter how dangerous, until the enchanting Keziah walks back into his life and turns his well-ordered plans upside down. Torn between the life he has always known in Savannah and the fight for abolition, Micah struggles to discern Gods plan amid such turbulent times.Battling an angry fianc, a war-tattered brother, bounty hunters, and their own personal demons, Keziah and Micah must decide if true love is worth the price . . . and if they are strong enough to survive the unyielding pain of war....
|Title||:||Engraved on the Heart|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
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Engraved on the Heart Reviews
Tara Johnson’s debut novel about life during the civil war is one of the best books I’ve read this year. She has done a fabulous job of showing us what life was like in the south; the Underground Railroad, slavery, and being an abolitionist in the south during that time. The author’s descriptions of people and places will pull you further into the book. I found myself unable to stop reading. There was so much happening that I needed to know what was next.
The heroine deals with epilepsy, of which ...more
A strong debut from Johnson. I enjoyed the chemistry between Keziah and Dr. Greyson as well as the how the author captured the divisiveness of the war. My favorite secondary character was Hiriam, a slave in Keziah's household. While it is a well-written and compelling story, I felt it was a tad predictable.
I’m always happy to find well-done inspirational novels to share with my students, and Tara Johnson’s debut novel fits that bill! Engraved on the Heart features a sweet love story set in the South during the Civil War time period. The hero and heroine face down family and culture to join the abolitionists in standing for the value of all people.
The main character works through her own issues on personal worth, as well. Instead of thinking of herself as “trash, addled, and worthless” she learns ...more
In her debut novel, Engraved on the Heart, Tara Johnson has authored a captivating story of courage and conviction in the face of hatred and danger. This book is truly an inspiring piece of historical fiction with memorable characters and significant themes that resonate with purpose and meaning.
Ms. Johnson’s thoughtful research and careful attention to historical details thoroughly enriches the story with depth and authenticity. The plot flows easily from scene to scene, effortlessly building t ...more
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This is a beautiful and heartwarming debut novel from Tara Johnson!
I wasn’t sure what to expect but the cover and the blurb were so atractive for me because I love Civil War novels.
Well this book didn’t disappoint, and I’m amazed a debut novel could be so good.
Keziah Montgomery has been misunderstood so many years because of her epilepsy spells. Her parents see her as a week and limited person who must be shielded from the hardships of life. Yet she dreams of a life full of love that seems so ou ...more
I was drawn into this story right from the start and blissfully held captive until the last page. Tara Johnson’s writing is so immersive that I felt like I was right there in the sticky heat of Savannah, Georgia. Take a journey back in time through the pages of this wonderful, story of faith. With a poignant reminder that we are all priceless treasures.
Keziah is such a gentle soul. She is soft-spoken and kind. She has a heart for others, especially those she see’s being treated unfairly, those b ...more
What a book! I was hooked from page one of this historical novel that places you right in the middle of the Civil War and the abolitionist movement. You are on the front lines of saving lives and giving deserving people hope and freedom. It is a powerful book from start to finish.
Keziah Montgomery is the beautiful daughter of a Confederate family. They want to see Keziah marry and have a "normal" life but she has an illness, epilepsy, that is widely misunderstood. They see her as a person that ...more