The Eloquence of Bloodby Judith Rock
Christmas in Paris, 1686. The spirit of the season is shattered when Martine Mynette is murdered while trying to prove that she is the adopted daughter of the last surviving Mynette heir and thus claim her inheritance-money/b>/i>
"An exciting new discovery" (Library Journal) returns to seventeenth-century Paris with a new historical novel of intrigue.
Christmas in Paris, 1686. The spirit of the season is shattered when Martine Mynette is murdered while trying to prove that she is the adopted daughter of the last surviving Mynette heir and thus claim her inheritance-money that the family otherwise intended to go to the Jesuit school, Louis le Grand.
Now, with Jesuits being implicated in Martine's death, rhetoric teacher Charles du Luc will not rest until he finds her murderer...
Meet the Author
Judith Rock is a former professional dancer, and has written on dance, art, and theology for many journals. She has been artist-in- residence and taught and lectured at colleges, seminaries, and conferences across the U.S. and abroad. She was also a police officer in both Minnesota and New York City. She now lives in Sarasota, Florida.
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Excellent blending of historical fact with fictional characters and events. The protagonist's reflections on faith and personal truth are handled well by the author. Some of the tenets of the Society of Jesus are revealed to readers who may know very little. The characters are believable.The lead character, Charles, is believably portrayed with real depth. The authors grasp of history is convincing. Her depiction of music, dance, drama, and rhetoric as central to French culture and Court life of that era are exceedingly well done. A good good read; highly recommended.