About the Book
In a land fraught with religious strife, they must break the barriers between status and faith to forge a fresh future in a new world… After her Huguenot father is arrested, aristocrat Suzanne Richelieu escapes Versailles. Handsome German peasant, Johan Rousch, risks his life to bring her to the safety of his family’s farm in the Palatinate duchy, but when Suzanne’s brother and the French army arrive with a warning that they plan to burn the area, she and Johan are forced to flee. With no money or options, both become indentured servants in exchange for safe passage to Philadelphia. Suzanne falls gravely ill aboard ship and marries Johan, only to survive with no memory of the wedding—a reality made worse when Johan spots the “priest” who married them working as a surveyor and later in Quaker cleric garb. Are their wedding vows valid? When Suzanne’s former fiancé arrives in port, planning to abduct her, Johan must save her again—but can he do so before Suzanne is lost to him forever?
The more I keep diving into historical fiction the more I want to read them! this book certainly appeased my craving for a good historical read. The author did a wonderful job of writing for the time period and in the time period. It bothers me when a historical book will contain either wording from this century, or tools/objects. That did not happen here and I applaud Carrie for that.
I have seen this book everywhere lately, Facebook, online groups and through friends. I expected it to be spectacular based on what I had been hearing and I am happy to report it met expectations. I was drawn to it initially by the beautiful cover. I couldn’t wait to meet the character on the front and see what life was like for her. And I loved reading about Suzanne and the trials life brought her way.
I received a complimentary copy of the book through NetGalley for an honest review which I have given.