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France, 1685. Catherine Gillet knows her brother, Jules, wants to protect her from the sinister threats of the French crown. But Jules is involved in a potentially deadly enterprise, one connected with an encoded document. When his actions put the whole family at risk, will Catherine find a way to save them?
Virginia, present day. Renee Talbot, a direct descendant of Catherine’s, is fascinated by the document that’s been part of her family legacy for more than three centuries. Certain its pages hold hidden secrets, she takes a closer look—and makes a shocking discovery. But when memories of a childhood trauma are rekindled, she’s forced to seek answers of a different kind. Inspired by the faith and bravery of Catherine, can Renee find the truth and face her deepest fears at last?
From the authors of the Christy Award–winning The Amish Midwife comes an epic story of two women, centuries apart, each discovering her own hidden bravery, standing for what she believes in, and finding love in unexpected places.
I loved every word of this story; it is well-written and thought out. The history was fascinating as well as intriguing. Sometimes when authors jump from one point in time to the other, it’s hard to follow and keep up, but not the case with this book. You become Catherine as well as Renee. When you’re Catherine, you feel all of her tension, misgivings, as well as her irritations. With Renee, you feel her fear, intrigue, as well as her fascination with science, as well as her fascination with the pamphlet. I was a little sad not to find out when and how the Talbot’s came to America, and for this reason, I can only give it a four-star rating, it felt like the story wasn’t complete.
I was very pleased not to find any grammatical errors or punctuations as when you find them; it ruins the whole story at least for me because I start looking to see if there are any other errors instead of just sitting back and enjoying the story. The flow and development is spot on. I have to say I loved the discussion question at the end of the book it gives you food for thought as you go through them, it makes you think and learn what you took from the story.
Would I recommend this book to others? YES
Would I read other books from these authors? YES
Was this book a novel or novella? Novel
Was this book priced correctly? I received this copy free for my honest review, so I’m not sure. The listed price for a paperback is listed, and I would pay that price with no problems.