Friday, October 05, 2007
Sanctuary by Molly Noble Bull
This fast-paced historical romance takes place in 1740, in Europe, in a time when anyone who was not Catholic was subject to persecution.
This is the story of Rachel Levin, a Jewish girl whose family fled from Germany only to be persecuted in France. Rachel falls in love with a young French Huguenot, but her family and her fiancé are killed by an evil French army captain. In order to protect Rachel, her fiance’s brother, Pierre Dupre, marries her and they flee the country. But the danger is only beginning, as the cruel army captain determines to find them no matter where they go.
I can say I now know who the Huguenots were. It was interesting to find out something new about the way Christians—and Jews—have been persecuted throughout the centuries, and to remind myself how fortunate we still are to be free to worship as we please here in the U.S. An exciting, fast-paced romance.