Thursday, February 8, 2018

Review: A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green

Blurb (from Amazon):

Lacemaker Vivienne Rivard never imagined her craft could threaten her life. Yet in revolutionary France, it is a death sentence when the nobility, and those associated with them, are forced to the guillotine. Vivienne flees to Philadelphia but finds the same dangers lurking in the French Quarter, as revolutionary sympathizers threaten the life of a young boy left in her care, who some suspect to be the Dauphin. Can the French settlement, Azilum, offer permanent refuge?

Militiaman Liam Delaney proudly served in the American Revolution, but now that the new government has imposed an oppressive tax that impacts his family, he barely recognizes the democracy he fought for. He wants only to cultivate the land of his hard-won farm near Azilum, but soon finds himself drawn into the escalating tension of the Whiskey Rebellion. When he meets a beautiful young Frenchwoman recently arrived from Paris, they will be drawn together in surprising ways to fight for the peace and safety for which they long.

My Review:

Jocelyn Green has masterfully crafted a beautifully written story in A Refuge Assured. she is an awesome storyteller and it truly shows in this novel. It is apparent that she did intense historical research. I never heard of the post American Revolutionary War era French Quarter in Philadelphia. I was fascinated and intrigued by Vivienne, Liam and Henri. 
A Refuge Assured is a perfect example why Jocelyn Green is among my "must go to" authors for a wonderful historical genre read. I give this one 100 stars.
I received this book from the author, but was not required to write a review. This review is 100% my own honest opinion. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the lovely review, Amy! Very glad to hear you enjoyed it - and yes, the second book in the Flats Junction series, Smith 1865, will be out (so they say!) by end of 2018. :)