Thursday, July 5, 2018

Engraved on the Heart by Tara Johnson

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 confines―until 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 God’s plan amid such turbulent times.

Battling an angry fiancé, 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.


About The Author

A passionate lover of stories, Tara uses fiction, nonfiction, song and laughter to share her testimony of how God led her into freedom after spending years living shackled as a people pleaser. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and makes her home in Arkansas with her husband and three children. Visit her website and subscribe to her newsletter at, and connect with her on Facebook ( or Twitter (@TaraMinistry).

My Review

What a great book to get lost in, and it held me to the end, and then I wanted more.
The author sets this book in the deep South, Savannah to be exact, and at the cusp of the Civil War, and we put faces to different points of view. We also find our main character, Kezzie suffers from a condition that could have her end up in an institution, and Micah has a father with abolitionist roots, not something either wants during this time in history.
This is not a sweet romantic novel, no this is a read that will have you wondering who is going to survive, a book with a lot of facts and action in it, and one that you will be screaming “No” to.

I received this book through the Tyndale Blog Network, and was not required to give a positive review. 

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds so interesting. Thanks for sharing your review.


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