The book I’m featuring this week is:
“I told you, I’m not staying,” Catherine Stands-Apart drew back from her sister’s touch and planted her feet wide at the edge of their mother’s grave.
Okay, so I am aware I’m a bit early sharing this one because it doesn’t release until February, but I am currently reading an ARC copy and I WILL be finishing this before I go to bed tonight. It’s soo good and I know I won’t be able to sleep until I know how it all ends! While I read a lot of historical fiction, I very rarely have read books that take place during the French and Indian War. Despite not having a great knowledge base of the times, Jocelyn’s writing has brought history to life in a unique and captivating way. My full review will be shared closer to the release date (Feb 5, 2019), but until then enjoy the first line, and heed my request that you instantly pre-order your copy today!
About the Book:
The daughter of a Mohawk mother and French father in 1759 Montreal, Catherine Duval finds it is easier to remain neutral in a world that is tearing itself apart. Content to trade with both the French and the British, Catherine is pulled into the fray against her wishes when her British ex-
fiance, Samuel Crane, is taken prisoner by her father. Samuel asks her to help him escape, claiming he has information that could help end the war.
Peace appeals to Catherine, but helping the man who broke her heart does not. She delays . . . until attempts on Samuel’s life convince her he’s in mortal danger. Against her better judgment she helps him flee by river, using knowledge of the landscape to creep ever closer to freedom. Their time together rekindles feelings she thought long buried, and danger seems to hound their every mile. She’s risked becoming a traitor by choosing a side, but will the decision cost her even more than she anticipated?
About the Author:
Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning and bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including The Mark of the King; Wedded to War; and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. Her books have garnered starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, and have been honored with the Christy Award, the gold medal from the Military Writers Society of America, and the Golden Scroll Award from the Advanced Writers & Speakers Association. She graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a B.A. in English, concentration in writing. She loves Mexican food, Broadway musicals, strawberry rhubarb pie, the color red, and reading with a cup of tea. Jocelyn lives with her husband Rob and two children in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visit her at www.jocelyngreen.com.
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