I have loved every one of this author’s books, but this one might just be my favorite yet. Set during the Civil War, All Through the Night took me on a sweeping journey alongside characters that stole my heart from the very start.

Joshua and Cadence are two kind souls with emotional wounds that have shaped them into the people they are. They’re passionate, dedicated, and a bit stubborn… just the right mix for our hero and heroine. I loved watching their love story unfold despite the backdrop of war. Their romance offered beauty and light in a setting of pain and hardship. A poignant place for healing.

There were some fascinating historical details that surprised me. Cameo appearances by one real life character were especially sweet and surprising. But the best part to me was the theme of God’s faithfulness through the story that shines a bright light of hope and healing to everyone involved.

This book is exactly the historical romance fiction I love to read and I had to force myself to put it down to go to bed. (I finished it the next day! I couldn’t stop thinking about the story.) 🙂 If you’re looking for a great, inspirational read, this is it!


About the Book

With her stammering tongue and quiet ways, Cadence Piper has always struggled to be accepted. After the death of her mother, Cadence sets her heart on becoming a nurse, both to erase the stain her brother has left on the family’s honor and to find long-sought approval in the eyes of her father. When Dorothea Dix turns her away due to her young age and pretty face, Cadence finds another way to serve . . . singing to the soldiers in Judiciary Square Hospital. Only one stubborn doctor stands in her way.

Joshua Ivy is an intense man with a compassionate heart for the hurting and downtrodden. The one thing he can’t have is an idealistic woman destroying the plans he’s so carefully laid. When the chaos of war thrusts Cadence into the middle of his clandestine activities, he must decide if the lives at stake, and his own heart, are worth the risk of letting Cadence inside.

Everything changes when Joshua and Cadence unearth the workings of a secret society so vile, the course of their lives, and the war, could be altered forever. If they fight an enemy they cannot see, will the One who sees all show them the way in the darkest night?

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About the Author

Tara Johnson is an author, speaker, and loves to write stories that help people break free from the lies they believe about themselves.

Tara’s debut novel Engraved on the Heart (Tyndale) earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and finaled in the Carol and Christy Awards. She has articles published in Plain Truth Magazine and Live It Loud Magazine and has been a featured guest on Voice of Truth radio, Enduring Word radio, television and podcasts. Tara is a member of ACFW and is represented by Janet Grant of Books & Such Literary Agency. She, her husband, and children live in Arkansas.