Monday, March 4, 2019

Review: Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green

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?

 Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 5th, 2019
by Bethany House Publishers

If we don’t know sorrow, joy holds no meaning at all. We need to feel our losses so we can deal with them. 
Between Two Shores is my third Jocelyn Green book, having loved The Mark of the King and A Refuge Assured I was giddy with anticipation to read this one. To further my excitement this is Canadian HF, a favorite genre of mine and one I want to read more of.

What is courage? But moving forward in the face of fear? If there’s nothing to be afraid of, we would have no need to be brave.

This book takes place in the year 1759 as the British and French fought, taking place on the Canadian side, it’s a time and place I haven’t seen much of. I loved this book, it had the historical elements that I love - from the author’s notes it’s easy to see to what extent she went in her research and it shines through. The way of life, the struggle to survive in the harsh environment, the relationship between Mohawk, French and British, both good and bad shined through.

There were twists and turns in the plot that took me by surprise and I love it when a book does that. The authors writing style weaves a wonderful story of adventure, emotion, and faith, of relationships and finding oneself. Definitely a book I highly recommend.

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