All Through the Night

Written by Tara Johnson
Review by Bonnie DeMoss

Cadence Piper lives in Washington DC during the early Civil War years. She possesses both a stuttering tongue and a strong will to help with the war effort. Although her father thinks she is slightly mentally diminished due to her stutter, Cadence is determined to help as a nurse. She is turned down by Dorothea Dix for being too young and too beautiful but finds herself using her singing voice to entertain the troops and raise their morale. She becomes known as the “Songbird of the North.” Dr. Joshua Ivy works tirelessly helping to save injured soldiers, but he is also involved in another, more dangerous endeavor. Cadence and Joshua find themselves working together at the hospital and fighting a battle for freedom against the sinister Knights of the Golden Circle.

This is a well-written look at the Civil War and the evil secret society that was the forerunner of the Ku Klux Klan. The characters are well developed, and the storyline is intriguing. There is a strong message of God’s love for everyone, regardless of race or skin color. Recommended for fans of Civil War-era fiction and Christian romance.