“A stunning story . . . . Green leaves no stone unturned in depth and detail and crafts a tale as passionate as the time period itself. A Refuge Assured and its enduring characters will leave you both speechless and satisfied by novel’s end.”
—Laura Frantz, author of The Lacemaker
Fleeing One Revolution to the Aftermath of Another, She Seeks and Dreams of Peace
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 danger lurks in the French Quarter, as revolutionary sympathizers begin to suspect a young boy left in her care might be the Dauphin. Can the French settlement Asylum 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 his hard-won farm near Asylum, but he soon finds himself drawn into the escalating tension of the Whiskey Rebellion. When he meets a beautiful young Frenchwoman recently arrived from Paris, they are drawn together in surprising ways to fight for the peace and safety for which they long.
Giveaway and thought:
Any book that says Jocelyn Green I grab without even reading the back because I know I will love it. And it was true with this book.
This is a time that I never have given a lot of thought to, the French Revolution. What a horrible time for the French and even here in America the French weren’t always treated very well.
I loved how Jocelyn brought in some of our founding fathers, like Alexander Hamilton and George Washington.
The story itself is very well written and rich in character development. I adored Vivienne and Liam, both wonderful characters to spend time with.
If you love historical romance then I highly recommend this one.
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