Between Two Shores

Between Two Shores

by Jocelyn Green

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ISBN-13: 9780764219085
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 130,289
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jocelyn Green is the award-winning and bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including The Mark of the King and A Refuge Assured. Her books have garnered starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, and have been honored with the Christy Award and the Golden Scroll. Jocelyn lives with her family in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visit her at www.jocelyngreen.com.

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Between Two Shores 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
GiaT 4 months ago
Between Two Shores is a heart-homerun for me. What a journey through time. I am very familiar with Quebec. It has an incredible history, so I appreciated the very accurate historical details depicted of the time of the French and Indian War, and the gruesome realities of it. They were almost too realistic. Kudos. Catherine Stands-Apart, half French Canadian and half Mohawk, is brave, proud and torn between her two cultures. Neither accepts her. Deciding to live with her more-drunk-than-not, French Canadian father, sets her on a life path that is at times dangerous, almost always heart-wrenching, yet her bravado is to cheer for. Samuel is not the typical love interest. Does he deserve the choice she makes to help rescue him? I was torn in so many ways. As in, talking-back-to-the-book torn. There are many worthy, genuine characters. Excellent world building. Story lines that just twist and turn and take you by surprise. If you’re a historical fiction lover, you must read this book. If you’re not a historical fiction lover, you must read this book, regardless. Loved it. Highly recommended. I am grateful to have received a copy of this book from Bethany House through NetGalley. The opinions expressed in my review are my very own.
Kelly Hodgkins 3 days ago
I told you, I’m not stay.” Catherine Stands-Apart drew back from her sister’s touch and planted her feet wide at the edge of their mother’s grave. The freshly turned soil pushed between her toes. “I only came to say good-bye.” Opening lines of Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green The back cover describes Jocelyn Green as inspiring faith and courage and that shines through her latest historical novel Between Two Shores. My shallow understanding of the war between the British and the French fought in Canada didn’t prepare me for the brutality. As is often with wars, poverty, disease and the denial of human rights is rife and Jocelyn exposes all of these. Catherine is the leading lady representing both the Mohawk and French perspective and her former fiancé Samuel stands in defense of the British as a born American. Ethnic, religious and political lines are drawn and crossed as the novel progresses. The pain of loss echoes through all of the characters and the horrors inflicted by solidiers on all sides highlights the similarity of the innocents caught in the fight rather than their differences. The goal of ending the war supersedes sides for our leading characters as they fight to save the ones they love. Anticipating a historical romance, I expected the facts to be cushioned in pockets of happiness and a triumph for the characters we come to love. Jocelyn is more true to life. The journey taken is harrowing and devastating for characters and readers alike and whilst mercy, grace and hope come to life in the end, they do so covered in blood sweat and tears. Gritty stories are not my forte, too deeply do I feel the emotions of those I read of and so, there was little enjoyment for me in this one, a three out of five on the en-JOY-ment scale, The writing is beautiful, the characters walk off the page and the history, accurate. If you are looking for realism and heart with Christianity threaded through, I highly recommend it.
thisgalsjourney 5 days ago
Jocelyn Green has done it again. In Between Two Shores, she whisks the reader away to 1750’s Canada during the war. It was a time in history about which I was unfamiliar. Green provides accurate and compelling details of the time period woven throughout a riveting story of a woman desperately trying to find her place in the world. Green weaves the theme of personal identity and belonging with biblical clarity, historical accuracy, and emotional depth and sensitivity. A beautiful read.
SarahSundin 5 days ago
In Between Two Shores, Jocelyn Green brings to life the perilous times of the French & Indian War in Canada. Lush descriptions and compelling characters make reading this story a rich experience. Along the way, Catherine faces truths about herself and the Lord that resonated with me. Don’t miss this story!
Lattebooks 12 days ago
So much history and heart tugging sorrow with gritty reality! So hard to decide what I would do in her situation – born from a Mohawk mother and a French trader father. The author develops the struggles and harsh reality of this during war times so well. Family turmoil with one foot in each side and loyalties she can’t betray makes for a page turning read. I keep wanting to comment on the history and detail! It is done SO well! This is a bookshelf keeper for sure.
lsnlj 17 days ago
If you love historical fiction you will like this book. Some chapters take place years before others but you know exactly what year it is before you begin that chapter. Catherine Duval is half Mohawk and half French. She is a contrast in many ways. She stands apart and strong in many areas yet is so soft hearted and loving in others. While she does not want to pick sides in a war, she does not understand, that is exactly what she must do. There is action, history, forgiveness, and heartache in this book. Tough decisions and those consequences as well.
Anonymous 21 days ago
To be completely honest, when I discovered Between Two Shores was listed as Historical fiction and not solely labeled a love story, my romance-addict brain entertained some doubts. But then, I considered the author. I trusted Jocelyn Green’s storytelling panache. I knew she would take me on an incredible journey that would be as memorable as it is engaging. And at the risk of sounding smug, I have to say I was totally right! This story is achingly beautiful. I’ve never really struggled writing reviews for stories, but this one, oh this one made me pause. I can easily rattle off the standard—It’s fabulous! Glad I read it!—but Between Two Shores isn’t your standard story. No, there’s something about it. The prose is lyrical, the descriptions are vivid, the characters burrow into your heart and remain with you. It’s like the moment you reach The End, you realize you’re not the same as when you had started reading—your soul’s refreshed. Yes, it’s fiction, but the strokes of grace are indelibly brushed on your heart. Catherine is a character not to be forgotten. Her journey is an emotional experience, much more than just words on a page. It’s felt. The reader feels her self-sacrifice, bears the depths of her wounds, but also lives that pivotal moment where unconditional love—one that’s greater than any hurt —becomes the pillar of her existence. Oh this story!!! Samuel is the epitome of loyalty. One who always endeavors to protect, to accomplish what is right even to his own momentary pain. He has some beautiful lines of wisdom, such as: “God is not hemmed in by church or chapel. He does not belong to priests alone. He is no respecter of the lines drawn between nations, armies, or empires, but lives within you, wherever you are. You cannot get away from Him. He is here because He dwells in you. Do not be afraid.” These characters, friends!!! Each carry their own story. Their own scars and victories. I’ve learned so much from each of them. I’m grateful for authors who take risks with their storytelling because it’s between those pages where we, as readers, grow. Develop right alongside the characters. Thank you, Jocelyn Green, for penning another novel that nestled its way into my heart. *I received a copy from the author. All opinions are my own.
Nicole_C 22 days ago
Jocelyn Green’s latest historical novel Between Two Shores captures the essence and the rich historical details of the Seven Years’ War in the 1700s in Montreal. Readers are immediately drawn to this book by its beautiful and captivating cover. Green tells the story of Catherine Duval who is “caught between two worlds” being the daughter of a Mohawk mother and a French father. In addition to her heritage, her former fiancé is a British prisoner who was purchased by her father to work for him. Suddenly they both find themselves in danger and in the midst of the conflict. Green created a well-researched novel filled with history, heartbreak, and courage that readers of historical fiction will find interesting. She does not shy away from the pain and cruelty that many faced as victims of war. Readers will learn a lot of history that they did not know before. This book is a longer read and switches back and forth between different time periods in the characters’ lives. It is not a historical romance novel, but I would recommend it for readers who enjoy historical fiction. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House through NetGalley and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.
Lmpreiss 23 days ago
I received an advance reading copy of the book “Between Two Shores” by Jocelyn Green for my honest opinion of the book. Between Two Shores is a well-researched and well written historical novel. It is set in the mid 1700’s in the Montreal/Quebec area of Canada during the Seven Years’ War. It is one woman’s story of living and surviving in between two worlds. She was born to a Mohawk mother and a French father. While she chooses to live in the French world with her father, she also mingles with her siblings on the reservation and runs a trading post that trades between the Mohawk, French and English. This book was full of historical detail and place descriptions. I felt that I could see the area as she was describing it. I admit it took me a while to get into it, but once I did, I enjoyed it. Be aware it is not a romance book. For some that will be good news, for others maybe not. I personally like a bit of romance in my books, so it was a little sad for me. I did like enjoy the main character, Catherine. She is a strong woman who can hold her own against anything that comes her way, but also does show some vulnerability when it comes to her family. I recommend this book to those who really like good historical details. Jocelyn really does her homework to ensure accuracy.
TheBeccaFiles 24 days ago
I feel like I’ve read a lot of books lately that have left me in the book fog. Jocelyn has masterfully integrated twists and turns that leave the readers speechless in the most unexpected of times. Her writing is impeccable despite leaving me a puddle of muddled emotions. Catherine’s character was developed incredibly. Half Mohawk and half French, she finds herself torn between two worlds. As a young girl following the death of her mother, she decides to leave her siblings and the life she’s always known to live with her father. When she was younger her father lived with his family among the Mohawks, but after an accident that left him injured he left and sought relief in a bottle. Feeling a conviction to help care for her father, Catherine moves in with him. It broke my heart to see how she was treated by him growing up, and how no matter how terribly he treated her–she still hoped for his love and approval. No matter where she went she felt as if she didn’t belong. To the Mohawks she was too French, and to the French she was too Mohawk. Her heart wanted to please all but it was an impossible feat. Loss through violence is something almost all of the characters shared through personal experience. Both indentured servant’s of Catherine’s father (Samuel and Thankful) watched their families brutally murdered and scalped before their eyes as young children. Years later the traumatic memories continued to haunt them. Catherine was aware that both sides in the war were responsible for horrible crimes but it was as if she carried the guilt for both sides of her heritage. She desperately wanted peace so that the violence would come to a hopeful end. There are a few things that I would love to talk about but won’t because they would absolutely spoil you, but just know that this book managed some pretty big twists and turns I didn’t see coming at all. I was stuck in the book fog for the larger part of the end of this book! Despite having other things to do I refused to close the book until I had made it to the end. I absolutely highly recommend this one! *I received a copy of this book from the author. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
Griperang72a 25 days ago
I loved this book. I have been trying to find more and more books to read in this time period and was not disappointed when I got the chance to read this one. As with the other books I have ready by Jocelyn I enjoy this author's writing style. She also makes sure that her research really shows. I am sure it was hard for Catherine to have to choose whether or not to help Samuel. The author does a good job of showing how Catherine is feeling through her writing. This book was full of emotions and adventure. This is a must read book of this season.
KingofkingsPrincess 25 days ago
Jocelyn Green painted scenery with words and gave history several faces in Between Two Shores. Using Catherine’s relationships and experiences, I learned about the French and Indian War and more about the fur trade. Interactions with family, friends, and even enemies revealed much about the characters in Between Two Shores. As Catherine lived and survived among those relationships, she moved from death, loyalty, betrayal, and finally to redemption.
KatrinaEpperson 26 days ago
Wow!! What an amazing book! I loved this story. This story takes place during the Seven Year's War in Kahnawake, Quebec. This story follows the life of Catherine Stands-Apart. Catherine's character immediately pulled me into this story. She shows her strength of character in the first few pages. With the death of her mother at a young age she leaves everything familiar and her tribe to go live with her father. This was her choice and she did it because she didn't want him to be alone. Catherine is a woman who lives in two very different worlds. She chose to live in her father's world, but easily moves within her mother's world. She has essentially taken over the running of her father's trading post and with that it has become more profitable. Catherine is a hard worker, but she has a tender heart. As the story progresses Catherine must finally make a choice, British or French side. All she knows is that she wants the war and strife to end. Life is hard enough just living day to day, but add war into that and it's so much harder. Choices can make life not only hard, but also deadly. Catherine's choice shows her as not being a victim, but as being a survivor. This story is not a romance, but more of a drama as it centers around Catherine and her life choices. It brings complex and engaging characters that will tug on her heart strings. It brings elements of mystery, suspense, turmoil, romantic tension, and a rich backstory. This historical captures time and place accurately. Once I started this book I didn't want to put it down. This is a book I would recommend to anyone who loves historical or just a good clean read. **I received this book from the author via the publisher. I was not expected to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Anonymous 26 days ago
Set in the time period of the French and Indian War comes a captivating historical story. Catherine stands apart is caught between many loyalties to her father her siblings her mother's people and her past love. Amidst a war that brings hardship to her front door, she's also running her father's Trading Post. With beautiful descriptive passages that transport you from a trading post on a journey that is fraught with danger when her former love comes back Catherine must come to many decisions some of which are heartbreaking. The most important lesson that Catherine learned is that God is with you all the time and he will never forsake you even when life doesn't go as planned. She also learned that she had to forgive in order to move on in her life. I was part of a launch Team and received a complimentary book all comments are my own.
Anonymous 26 days ago
Paula Shreckhise’s review: Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green is an epic tale set in Montreal, Quebec in 1759. It tells of Catherine Duval a half Mohawk, half French daughter of a trapper, Gabriel Duval. Other players include Catherine’s sister, Bright Star; brother, Joseph and two ransomed captives, Thankful and Samuel and several antagonists. It depicts the fighting between the French and British. It is not a story for the faint of heart. It tells of Catherine caught between two worlds and vividly describes the hardships of war. Catherine has conflicting emotions ever since she left her half brother and sister to go live with her father at his trading post. Will aiding one side or the other help put an end to the war? Jocelyn Green brings to life the struggle of diverse characters during the French and Indian War. The research is impeccable, revealing such customs as Indians capturing English as substitutes for relatives who had died and how such captives were ransomed. This illustrates the spiritual truth that Jesus has ransomed all of us. I was especially touched by the waterfall scene near the end with Catherine, Bright Star and Thankful. It paralleled baptism and washing away hurts granting forgiveness. With Ms. Green’s beautiful descriptions and exemplary prose, it was easy to get caught up in the story. It seemed very real. The deep spiritual lessons permeated the book. I could feel Catherine’s inner turmoil as she tried to please her father and put aside her own wants and needs for the good of others in many situations. The story showed the hardships and sacrifices of the times. You could see how the characters matured both in their walk with God and their interaction with those close to them. I recommend this book for those who love Historical Christian Fiction and appreciate exceptional writing. *I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own. * Paula Shreckhise
iStudyScripture 26 days ago
Between Two Shores spans from 1744 to 1761 and chronicles the life of Catherine Stands-Apart, a woman born from the union of a French trapper and his Mohawk wife. After the death of her mother, Catherine’s decision to leave her sister and brother in the village of Kahnawake and join her father at his trading post located across the St. Lawrence River from Montreal, would set the course for her life. From that moment on, she became a woman caught in the middle of two worlds and eventually two nations. Family dynamics drive this story, while unique circumstances precipitated by the French and Indian War ratchet up the tension even higher. Green made me feel so much empathy for Catherine, whose heart was broken time and time again by those who were supposed to love and cherish her the most. First, by her sister whose bitterness took root when Catherine abandoned the People. Then repeatedly by her father, who tried to have the “savage” trained out of his daughter, and when that failed took to abusing her—a problem compounded by alcohol. Last of all by her betrothed, who she assumed to be dead until he was ransomed by her father. In this novel, some characters are adopted by Indians while others are ransomed. “Once a captive is ransomed, he or she stays and works in that location like an indentured servant for six years or so, until the money spent on the ransom is considered paid off by labor. At the end of that time, the ransomed captive is usually free to leave New France.” While these practices were common in the period, my favorite aspect of this story was how Green turns them into spiritual lessons about how Christians are ransomed by Christ and adopted into the Kingdom of God. It’s absolutely beautiful! As a veteran fan of the author, I’ve come to know and cherish her vivid imagery and impeccable research. I like the direction she’s taken with her 7th novel—steering away from romance without sacrificing deep interpersonal relationships. Between Two Shores was an excellent way to kick off 2019! Pick up a copy when it releases February 5th from Bethany House Publishers. Christian Shelf-Esteem received a book to facilitate this review. The views and opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC's 16 CFR, Part 255 Guidelines, concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising.
AMHeath 27 days ago
What I Loved: Green is one of those historical authors that I always look forward to reading and never regret picking up. Between Two Shores was a stunning novel. Green’s understanding of the history, setting, and the various cultures help the story to leap off the pages. She’s a very gifted historical author and I highly recommend her work if you haven’t picked up one of her novels yet. I’m gonna be honest, this was not a fluffy story. Far from it, actually. But it’s the sort of story that causes the reader and the character to grow. Now, when I say this wasn’t fluffy, I don’t mean that it was graphic or outside the Christian bounds. I only mean that there was a plot twist that I found as painful as the character did. Readers don’t need to proceed with caution, but they should expect a heavy, yet beautiful, story when they pick this one up. Rating and Recommendations: I recommend this one to Christian Historical fiction fans, those looking for a deep, challenging story, and for those wanting to delve into the British, Native American, or French conflicts in the 1700s. I’m giving it 5 stars. ~I received a copy from Bethany House. I was not compensated for this review. All thoughts are my own.
JayeLKnight 30 days ago
The 18th century is one of my favorite time periods so this book caught my interest as soon as I read the description. I can’t say the beginning grabbed me as much as I would have liked. The abundance of backstory seemed to have quite a few areas of telling instead of showing that didn’t feel smooth to me, but overall it was a very interesting book. I reenact this time period, so I loved all the history. It wasn't the romance novel as I was expecting, but I am a hopeless romantic so that’s just my preference. If you like fiction that really immerses you in history, then I definitely recommend Between Two Shores.
bmrawlins 3 months ago
A satisfying story about finding your place and true joy. Well balanced fiction with historical facts. It’s hard not to get attached to the characters, all of them, as they’ve all survived hardship and have a story to tell. Not really a romance story, but, as to be expected from Jocelyn, Christ is foremost in this redemptive story. I was encouraged and challenged.
Christianfictionandmore 3 months ago
While I have read a few books set during the French and Indian War, I am less familiar with Canadian history that sees that war as part of a larger conflict called the Seven Years' War which involved the Americas, Europe, Africa and India. In Between Two Shores Jocelyn Green focuses on the war's impact on Quebec, Montreal and the surrounding area. While most of the characters are fictional, most of the details are firmly based on history. While I want to be careful not to include any spoilers, I will say that Bright Star's remark that, “Some stories don't end the way you want them to,” certainly applies to parts of this story. However, Green demonstrates that forgiveness can lead to acceptance and contentment with the reality of how some of life's stories do end. Coming to this realization is often painful, but to quote another character, “Healing comes with a price, and I'm afraid the price is pain. Beyond that, however, is wholeness.” I believe most readers will find the healing that comes in a variety of ways to a variety of relationships in this book quite inspiring. I thank Bethany House Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review and received no monetary compensation.
Christianfictionandmore 3 months ago
While I have read a few books set during the French and Indian War, I am less familiar with Canadian history that sees that war as part of a larger conflict called the Seven Years' War which involved the Americas, Europe, Africa and India. In Between Two Shores Jocelyn Green focuses on the war's impact on Quebec, Montreal and the surrounding area. While most of the characters are fictional, most of the details are firmly based on history. While I want to be careful not to include any spoilers, I will say that Bright Star's remark that, “Some stories don't end the way you want them to,” certainly applies to parts of this story. However, Green demonstrates that forgiveness can lead to acceptance and contentment with the reality of how some of life's stories do end. Coming to this realization is often painful, but to quote another character, “Healing comes with a price, and I'm afraid the price is pain. Beyond that, however, is wholeness.” I believe most readers will find the healing that comes in a variety of ways to a variety of relationships in this book quite inspiring. I thank Bethany House Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review and received no monetary compensation.
JeanneAC 3 months ago
I love Jocelyn Green stories. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres to read, and she does it so well. She is an amazing storyteller, you can tell she's done her homework with impeccable research, compelling characters, and vivid descriptions in all her books. I love how Jocelyn tells you what is fact and what is fiction at the end of the book. In Between Two Shores, it was easy to imagine Catherine straddling the two cultures she was born into (she is the daughter of a Mohawk mother and French father), and working at the her father's trading post, trading with both sides, the British and the French during the Seven Years War, or traveling along the river to help a friend escape, a dangerous journey that brings them closer to the fighting in Between Two Shores. This war torn story is rich in history, courage, hope, torn loyalties, friendship, and family, you don't want to miss it!!! If only I could have read this story in history class, this time period really comes alive under Jocelyn's talented pen!
tickmenot 3 months ago
A Sweeping Historical Tale Catherine Duvall is living in the 1700’s and is surrounded by conflict in her family, her country and even herself. Growing up, she had no peace because of her Mohawk mother’s and French father’s constant arguing. Her mixed heritage makes her feel torn between two peoples. While her homeland is in upheaval because the French and British are fighting each other for possession of the land. The war has caused deprivation and near starvation for Catherine. After her mother’s death, Catherine left the Mohawk people and moved in with her alcoholic father, who mistreated her despite her trying to take care of him. Catherine has also suffered being called a savage or half-breed by those around her. Years after Catherine’s fiancé leaves, he reappears. Without asking forgiveness or explaining his absence, he wants Catherine to help him with something that will be both difficult for her, and put her life in danger. Against her sibling’s wishes, she sets out with people that may or may not be trustworthy, where she is exposed to a multitude of hardships. Despite all the bad things Catherine endures, she has a good heart, and continues to try to help others. Her story takes place against the background of true historical events. The author writes beautifully, and from a Christian point of view. A hint about this story will be found in the words uttered by the tale's characters when they say, “some stories don’t end the way we want them to.” Be aware, there are a lot of sad times and descriptions of difficult situations in this book, along with in-depth accounts of historical events and the countryside. I would have enjoyed this story much more if the detailed descriptions throughout the book had been pared-down. Be sure to look at the author’s Facebook page or website to learn the “5 Things You Didn’t Know About Between Two Shores.” You will learn how this story ties into the movie, Casablanca and West Side Story, along with many other interesting tidbits! I recommend this 5-star book to those who enjoy in-depth historical fiction. Bethany House Publishing has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of Between Two Shores, for the purpose of review. I have not been compensated in any other manner. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
ChatWithVera 3 months ago
The early history of America has intrigued me since my school days. In the book Between Two Shores the author takes the reader into the historical journey for the Canadian area of Montreal and Quebec. The Seven Years War fought between France and England as the two nations vied for control and ownership of the Canadian territory (this was just a portion of the 7-Years War which some have termed the First World War). The French, particularly, involved the Indian tribes of the area as allies against the British. Catherine Duval is the main character with her story being told in two timelines from five or ten years prior to the "current" year of 1759. As a trader she has access and deals with Indians, French, and even British though the French actually prohibit trade with the British. She continues to pursue her trade with whomever. A "half-breed" as she is called by some, she easily moves between the two worlds of French or British and Indian. She is a strong woman. Jocelyn Green, the author, pens a beautifully descriptive story that enables the reader to hear the wind rustle in the leaves, feel the quiet, sense the terror. And the story is enthralling from beginning to end capturing the emotional rawness of loss and discovery, hurt and terror, family and friend. War is harsh and war is rugged and it doesn't matter the era in which that war is fought. Wounds are deep in the flesh and in the heart and in the mind. War is terrible. War is the tool by which nations preen their feathers and set their boundaries. War is the means of financial gain for one nation or the other. War decimates the people involved both singularly and nationally. The reader will sense and feel the oars plunging into the river and feel the cloak of darkness as they row toward their destiny. This is a story that you don't want to miss. If you love a good read and history you will definitely want to read Between Two Shores. DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishing to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine, alone, and are freely given.
Nikki036 3 months ago
Between Two Shores is another masterpiece by Jocelyn Green! The story of Catherine Stands-Apart and her experiences at the end of the French and Indian War keeps you guessing to the end – you never know where the author is taking her next. What I admire most about Jocelyn’s writing is her ability to transport her readers to the world of her characters through her vivid descriptions of the environment. I can see the stars spread like chips of glass across velvet, feel the humidity pressing on my skin and hear the buzz of mosquitoes in my ears. Historical fiction lovers will love her attention detail, presenting history as accurately as possible and melding her fictional characters into real-world events. Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for providing me with a copy. All opinions are my own.