Blessings come from obedience.

We all have convictions that we live by. What is important to one person might not be that way for someone else. Especially during war time. Irwin’s choice to be a conscientious objector left a marked man for hated and ridicule. Being the granddaughter of a man that made a similar choice but served as a medic, my heart went out to the character. Standing for what he believed in brought a great reward though.

Rochelle wanted the whole blissful package. Instead she is stuck with an arranged courtship to a hurting man. She pushes on and finds that her willing to be dedicated to a worthy cause, and this man, has rewards all its own.

Now, whether it is because it was a novella or something else, I had a hard time connecting with the story. It had its moments of “oo, that’s good” but being able to emotionally connect with the characters and their struggles seemed difficult. BUT I encourage you to discover if this story is something you might enjoy for yourself.

**I was given a copy of this book from the publisher through CelebrateLit. These options are clearly my own.

About the Book

Book: Love’s Allegiance

Author: Linda Shenton Matchett

Genre:  Historical Romance

Release Date: August 15, 2019

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With most U.S. boys fighting for Uncle Sam in far off countries, Rochelle Addams has given up hope for a wedding in her future. Then she receives an intriguing offer from a distant relative to consider a marriage of convenience.

Conscientious objector Irwin Terrell is looking forward to his assignment at Shady Hills Mental hospital to minister to the less fortunate in lieu of bearing arms. At the arrival of the potential bride his father has selected for him, Irwin’s well-ordered life is turned upside down. And after being left at the altar two years ago, he has no interest in risking romance again.

Despite his best efforts to remain aloof to Rochelle, Irwin is drawn to the enigmatic and beautiful young woman, but will time run out before his wounded heart can find room for her?

Inspired by the biblical love story of Rebekkah and Isaac, Love’s Allegiance explores the struggles and sacrifices of those whose beliefs were at odds with a world at war.Click here to get your copy!

About the Author

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Linda Shenton Matchett is an author, speaker, and history geek. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she was born a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry and has lived in historic places all her life. Linda is a member of ACFW, RWA, and Sisters in Crime. She is a volunteer docent and archivist for the Wright Museum of WWII and a trustee for her local public library.

More from Linda

Love’s Allegiance is the fourth book in the Wartime Brides series that retells biblical stories by setting them during World War II. Each story was challenging to write in some way, and this novella was no different.

While brainstorming ways to twist Rebekkah’s and Isaacs’s love story, I happened to take a phone call from my younger brother who is a pastor. I mentioned my quandary that I wasn’t sure which aspect of the home front to address with their story, and he suggested the topic of conscientious objectors (COs).

After we hung up, I realized I knew very little about COs and that I wasn’t sure how I felt about them. Were they cowards, as many people assumed? Were they right? Wrong? Were their convictions biblically based?

I began my research by reading first person account articles and watched oral history interviews with men who served in the Civilian Public Service, a government organization created to use COs who refused military service as medics and other non-combatant roles. More than 12,000 conscientious objectors chose not to take up arms during the war, and I knew I had to tell their side of the story.

Blog Stops

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A Reader’s Brain, November 20

Inklings and notions , November 21

Adventures of a Travelers Wife, November 21


To celebrate her tour, Linda is giving away all four books in the Wartime Brides series and a $10 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Linda Shenton Matchett

    Thanks for being part of my tour! And thanks for taking time to read and review my book.

  2. Debbie P

    I really enjoy historical fiction and this sounds like a really great read.

  3. Melissa W

    My dad was a CO so I find the subject very interesting!

  4. Julie Waldron

    This sounds like a very good book. I love historical fiction & WWII is one of my favorite era’s to read about.

  5. James Robert

    Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  6. carylkane

    This series sounds fascinating. Thank you for being part of the tour.