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A Refuge Assured

A Refuge AssuredA Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

That moment when you’ve finished a wonderful book and you don’t want to let it go … so you read the author’s notes … and you find YOUR NAME in them. What!? Wow. I’d forgotten that Jocelyn Green had asked a horse question on Facebook probably a year ago. She was looking for a good breed of horse to use in a Colonial-era story. I suggested the Narragansett Pacer, and sure enough, she used it. She even remembered me. How sweet is that?!

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Jocelyn Green fan, so you won’t think it odd that I gave this book five stars, but honestly, it’s that good. Well-researched, engaging characters, unique setting, and all wrapped around a very interesting period in history, when the French were fighting for their freedom and the U.S. was struggling to hold on to theirs. Beautiful story. Read it. Soak it up.

 

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The Mark of the King

The Mark of the KingThe Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Could not put it down. Jocelyn Green once again delivers a story that deserves the word “epic” to describe it. Filled with twists and turns, she takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of 18th century New Orleans. She makes the colony come alive with its sights and smells and dangers. Her characters are multi-faceted, interesting, and sometimes not what they appear. All in all, a combination that makes it all but impossible to not turn the next page.

Condemned of a crime she didn’t commit, Julianne Chevalier’s only hope of escaping her Paris prison is to marry a man she doesn’t know and sail for the French colony of New Orleans. Her one bright spot in the hope, however slim, that she might find her brother, a French soldier sent to tame the vast wilderness for the King.

No spoilers here, you’ll have to read it for yourself. But be warned … you may find yourself still reading long after you should have turned out the light!

 

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