I received this product free from Publisher for the purpose of reviewing it. I received no other compensation for this review. The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions. Your experience may vary. Please read my full disclosure policy for more details.When the Heavens Fall by Gilbert Morris
Series: Winslow Breed #2
Also in this series: Honor in the Dust
Also by this author: Honor in the Dust
Genres: Christian Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Espionage, Historical Fiction, Tudor Romance
Published by Howard Books on May 4 2010
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THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE WINSLOW BREED SERIES—THE PREQUEL TO THE FAMED HOUSE OF WINSLOW BREED SERIES!
Brandon Winslow would rather gamble and frequent taverns than attend church. So how does he find himself at the forefront of the resistance to Bloody Mary's attempt to eliminat at sword's point, if need be the Protestant faith?
During the reign of Mary I of England "Bloody Mary" young Brandon Winslow (son of Stuart, protagonist of Honor in the Dust, the first book in the Winslow Breed series) finds himself in dire straits. After being flogged and then drummed out of the military for seducing the wife of his commanding officer, he sinks into a life of gambling and petty fraud along with Lupa, the fair gypsy woman who nursed him back to health.
After Mary weds Prince Philip of Spain, she begins to work in earnest to establish Catholicism as the only faith in England and to execute Protestants. When Brandon sees several people burned at the stake in London for their faith, the experience changes him: Even though he has been only a nominal member of the Church of England, he finds himself compelled to stop those responsible for these outrages—and to do so before his uncle Quentin, a pastor, is himself burned at the stake. Unfortunately, the only way to save Quentin and so many others is to make Princess Elizabeth (who is herself in danger of dying at Mary's hand) queen. And that, of course, would be treason. Punishable by death.
But then, Brandon has always been a gambler . . .
*This post was originally published in 2010 and has been updated with my new format!
Last year I eagerly read my first novel from Gilbert Morris the first in the Winslow Breed Series, Honor in the Dust: A Novel and enjoyed it immensely. This series is a prequel to the “famed House of Winslow Breed Series”. Just this past week the second novel was released, titled When the Heavens Fall. First off let me tell you how much I love the covers from both of these books in the series so far. They are just hints of gorgeous. Even more attractive in person. Although, I do believe that the back cover book blurb is misleading from the plot in the story this was a very entertaining book. Each page flew by and the characters kept me entertained. Much as was the case in Honor in the Dust, redemption was sought for a man which many would leave as a lost cause. Page after page the reader is left wondering if it might be found in the end. I was kept riveted and curious about all of the characters lives and found myself wanting to leave the story and delve more into my scriptures as well as the tides of history.
Easily I am eager for the third installment coming in 2011 “The Winds of God” dealing with a Winslow descendant in the medical profession. I’m also curious if the original House of Winslow Breed Series will be republished with new covers, that I am eager to see.