Millie’s Faithful Heart was based on the characters by Martha Finley. It contains 224 pages and is the fourth book in the “A Life of Faith: Millie Keith” series. This book is a fiction novel that begins in in the south during 1838.
Millie’s Faithful Heart is about a girl named Millie who is sent south to her uncle’s plantation for her health. The book before this one, Millie’s Remarkable Journey, describes her journey south. One of my favorite things about this book is how she falls in love with a non-Christian. Now, don’t stop reading here, please! She declines his proposal because of her belief about being “un-equally yoked.” I think that she had great faith, and knew that she had to do what was right.
In this book, Millie also helps a slave girl and her brother. Millie’s aunt Isabel said that if Millie attended all the parties, she would give the girl to Millie. Millie doesn’t want to be a slave owner, but she decides that once she goes back to Indiana, she will set Laylie free. That doesn’t happen, but Laylie and Luke do get to freedom! I won’t tell you the ending, but it is really cool!
This is a good book about guarding your heart.
If you enjoyed this book, I also recommend the Elsie Dinsmore Series, by Martha Finley. I am anticipating reading the next books in this series, as well.