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Saturday, September 15, 2007

My review of Sanctuary by Molly Noble Bull...

Book description:

Fleeing persecution in 18th-century France, Jewish Rachel Levin and Huguenot Pierre Dupre take refuge in a church. They're safe, until the man who killed Rachel's family arrives. Captain Vallae wants her as his mistress---or dead! Rachel and Pierre's "marriage" and subsequent escape leave Vallae furious! Can they reach Scotland before the captain takes revenge?

My review:

Sanctuary is a riveting historical with a twist of suspense and a tender romance born from tragedy. I love stories where someone is out to get two young people who long for love but dare not experience it due to tragic circumstances. I had no idea when I started this book that it would give me everything I love. The cover is a bit "dark" so it didn't pull me toward the story. The publication date did and my need to review it in advance. This is a great example of not being able to tell a book by it's cover. The picture is calm. The story is anything but calm. It's action, adventure, intrigue, peril, love, loss, and intense faith. See what I mean?

This story had me turning the pages as I experienced their fear as they fled from the French Captain bent on destroying them. Their slowly developing feelings brought about by hardship and the need to learn to trust each other swept me away. The story was beautiful. The almost-kisses made me a bit frantic, but I love that. This is a satisfying read about the persecution experienced by the Huguenots and the Jewish people in the mid 1700s. It will hold your attention, I promise.

Sanctuary was published by Tsaba House and released today! So hurry and get a copy while you can!

1 comment:

Sharlene MacLaren said...

Great review, Michelle! I read the first chapter, or at least what Molly had up on her site, and it was enough to draw me in. I intend to pick it up one of these days soon. Too bad Molly's not going to Dallas, or I could get a signed copy--plus, I bet she'd sell a lot.

Actually, I like the cover, the bold colors, the black strip across the top with Molly's name as clear as day--and then the title in the gold/bronze "plate". Gives you a 1700s feel from the beginning.

Anyway, my two-cents...


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