Jan 22, 2022

A Refuge Assured

A Refuge Assured Best Read || [Jocelyn Green] A Refuge Assured Best Read || [Jocelyn Green] - A Refuge Assured, A Refuge Assured Vivienne Rivard fled revolutionary France and seeks a new life for herself and a boy in her care who some say is the Dauphin But America is far from safe as militiaman Liam Delaney knows He proudly

  • Title: A Refuge Assured
  • Author: Jocelyn Green
  • ISBN: 9780764219078
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Paperback

A Refuge Assured Best Read || [Jocelyn Green], A Refuge Assured, Jocelyn Green, A Refuge Assured Vivienne Rivard fled revolutionary France and seeks a new life for herself and a boy in her care who some say is the Dauphin But America is far from safe as militiaman Liam Delaney knows He proudly served in the American Revolution but is less sure of his role in the Whiskey Rebellion Drawn together will Liam and Vivienne find the peace they long for

A Refuge Assured

A Refuge Assured Best Read || [Jocelyn Green] A Refuge Assured Best Read || [Jocelyn Green] - A Refuge Assured, A Refuge Assured Vivienne Rivard fled revolutionary France and seeks a new life for herself and a boy in her care who some say is the Dauphin But America is far from safe as militiaman Liam Delaney knows He proudly A Refuge Assured

  • A Refuge Assured Best Read || [Jocelyn Green]
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  1. Based on Jocelyn Green writing my favorite Civil War series I knew I was in for a treat reading this and believe me it did not disappoint The author writes novels steeped in historical detail so well you will believe you are there with the characters experiencing it, from the descriptions to the sights,sounds,smells and even the characters thoughts.The book starts out in late 1700s Paris, France and gives readers a feel of the French Revolution and sets us up with the main character s background [...]

  2. And when I say I have read this book I can t even tell you how many times I ve read it About eighty five it feels like , making lots of changes every time Just one pass through the galleys though, and then it s out of my hands

  3. A Refuge Assured is full of historical detail The beginning of the novel is set in late 1700s Paris, France providing readers with the feel of the French Revolution and background for main character Vivienne Rivard The majority of the novel, however, takes place in Philadelphia.While Vivienne is the main focus, there is another compelling story line as well To share about that would be a spoiler.I close the novel feeling I ve visited both Paris and Philadelphia during such a tumultuous time per [...]

  4. About this book 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 Lia [...]

  5. From France to Pennsylvania your life is in danger because you make lace This is brought about because of a frenzy of people who hate the monarchy, and will go to extremes to get rid of all chances that it will return to power, killing young children, and innocents.With a heavy heart the author has brought our lacemaker Vivienne Rivard actually running for her life, and puts in her path a young mother and child that will forever change her, and a hurt American Revolutionary, and Irishman, Liam D [...]

  6. A lusciously detailed story of a young woman who escapes the French Revolution by the skin of her teeth and finds herself in many challenges fitting into her new life in America than she had dreamed of facing Most of the stories I have read about Revolutionary survivors have them going to England or Holland or Italy Going to America is a nearly new one for meis is only the second one I ve read Combine Vivienne s experiences with Liam and the Whiskey Rebellion, and there s yet to learn It s a c [...]

  7. Jocelyn Green s superpower is taking a piece of history, researching every angle of it, and crafting a story set in that era so expertly that her readers feel that they ve been placed right in the midst of the character s lives Green has accomplished this in each of her novels However, if required to pick my favorite of her books I wouldn t hesitate It s A Refuge Assured.With breathtakingly beautiful prose, well rounded and fully realized characters, and a plot with enough intrigue to keep the r [...]

  8. I have been eagerly looking forward to reading this book The combination of the French Revolution with the struggles of the early American government captured my attention andA Refuge Assureddelivers and exceeds my expectations The book is filled with historical detail, but it s never overwhelming The plot is quick paced and interesting, and the characters will linger after the last page is closed I enjoyed every word of this book and eagerly await her next one I was provided a copy of this book [...]

  9. A Refuge Assured, written by Jocelyn Green, is another lovely read by this author From the lace being made in France to the lace being made in a small refuge in Pensylvania, we are taken on a journey of words at the ends of our fingertips as each page turns to see, hear, and experience the trauma of the French Revolution that didn t cease when these French escaped to America We also felt the deep relationships that were built, crushed, wished for, and sometimes saw them successful in not just pa [...]

  10. He fought for revolution She was outcasted because of revolution Can they still find common ground Law and liberty Order and freedom It was all a tangled mess.A deluge That s a perfect word to describe this book.The fight for liberty is for equality, freedom, justice Or isn t it If we stop and look at the costs can this truly be what was fought for Vivienne Rivard and Liam Delaney were on different sides of revolutions oceans apart Who would dream the influence one would have on the other So, wh [...]

  11. Hauntingly beautiful Jocelyn Green delivers another riveting story with the skill of a master craftsman She masterfully weaves the story of refugees from the French Revolution seeking asylum in Pennsylvania, as our young country struggles in its infancy with such controversial events as the Whiskey Rebellion.While there is much historical detail, it never overshadowed the story The author artistically pens images of early American life with words that appeals to all of the senses I found her cha [...]

  12. Full review on Faithfully BookishThe French Revolution As much as I love learning new things through fiction, some of the historical events included in this story are simply shocking How do people even revolutionaries justify things like guillotines Fortunately, Vivienne Rivard makes her way out of France before she is sentenced for her crime of lace making Vivienne is a strong, brave, and independent heroine Her work ethic, determination, compassion, and authentic faith propel her through uncer [...]

  13. Wow Just wow I m a regular person that reads, then reviews from her gut reaction to books A Refuge Assured leaves me searching for the right words to describe just how good it is For starters, the history I learned from this book was just amazing Yes, I learned a little bit about it in school ages ago but it was glossed over In this book, I felt as if I was there watching it all play out I did not know being a lacemaker was cause to lose your head during the French Revolution To see how Vivienne [...]

  14. It s no coincidence this richly detailed historical novel has mostly if not all five star reviews As I read, I sat in wonder at how the author so deftly wove in elements of suspense, faith, and romance I learned so much about the French Revolution and the Whiskey Rebellion with this novel, and it gave me a fresh view of characters like Alexander Hamilton I liked the plucky main character Vivienne something about her was so very French and I appreciated Liam Delaney s drive to have land of his ow [...]

  15. This book was truly phenomenal, heart wrenching, and so well done I tried to read this one slowly absorb everything that was written on the pages Such a terrific story with loveable characters, an unusual setting, and my favorite part a lot of obscure history This book contains so much about the French Revolution and the French themselves It also contains fascinating facts about the Whiskey Rebellion.The best way I could describe this book is SO FULL Good reads to me are always the hardest to re [...]

  16. So when we create, even if it is a mere length of lace and not the stars in the heavens, we honor Him We bear His likeness when we work And so, French lace makers Vivienne Rivard and her Tante Rose, worked tirelessly to create the exquisite lace that graced the clothing and furnishings of the queen herself, until a violent revolution separates them forever Fleeing France, Vivienne boards a ship bound for America and determines to re establish herself in Philadelphia where the French Quarter is s [...]

  17. Travel with Vivienne from Paris to Pennsylvania Come along for a journey that will sweep you off your feet and plant your imagination firmly in the pages of this epic tale This story is a delightful kaleidoscope of vibrant picturesque phrases, abundant in historical details and a rich depth of emotion In short, a veritable pleasure to the senses.I enjoyed learning new details about the French Revolution as seen through the eyes of a royal lacemaker I gained a deeper understanding of what the Fre [...]

  18. Jocelyn Green is a talented writer and one I have enjoyed reading in the past I eagerly awaited this story both for its plot and the unique characters I was sure to find in this latest release I was in no way disappointed This fascinating tale focuses on a woman whose livelihood has marked her for death she makes lace The tension is so high in those first few chapters that I had to remind myself to breathe The descriptions involving the French Revolution are disturbing Green does a remarkable jo [...]

  19. This is a poignant story rich in history, detail, hardships, overcoming circumstances, and knowing who to trust besides the Lord, and including the Lord It s early in the year, so for me to say this is the best book of the year does not do it enough justice But it is Which is too bad for all the other books I am going to read this year, because this is going to be tough to beat First, I need to touch on the details Jocelyn Green is a wealth of knowledge, and luckily for us shares so much of this [...]

  20. Sometimes, stories will sweep you up into an era and a people that both fascinate and stir the heart with truth This is all the special when such a story exhibits historical facts and accuracy which are results of detailed research Author Jocelyn Green s latest historical novel, A Refuge Assured, is just such a story Its characters are as vivid as the tumultuous time frame portrayed the peak of the French Revolution colliding with post revolution America With it, Jocelyn has worked her way onto [...]

  21. 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 sta [...]

  22. It is sometimes difficult to write an adequate review for an eloquent story such as A Refuge Assured A deeply emotional experience is how I reflect upon my reading of this book Ms Green has a gift with words that is poetic in nature, and strong in substance A powerful novel plagued with adversity while fingers of beauty intertwine like silk threads evolving into lace This is a tough one I m finding it difficult to describe something that is an experience, personal and unique to each individual.A [...]

  23. A Refuge Assured 2018 by Jocelyn Green is a stunning stand alone novel This novel comes in all forms including eBook, and is 400 pages in length With a full time job and a very busy five year old, this novel took me a week to read Do not be alarmed by my longer reading time with this book This story is excellent It was an incredibly busy week at work so I didn t get a lot of reading time, and this novel is detail rich I had to stop often to do a bit of my own research to fully understand all tha [...]

  24. Jocelyn Green s A Refuge Assured is an intriguing look at the life of a woman who was a lacemaker to the court of Marie Antoinette Although a work of fiction, it is obvious that Ms Green has done her research The story is well written with a believable plot I really enjoyed the characters Ms Green has done a wonderful job of recreating life in Paris and Philadelphia at the time of the French revolution I could practically smell and taste the air of the docks I could also imagine the fragrance of [...]

  25. Zu Beginn der Franz sischen Revolution ist die 28 j hrige Vivienne Rivard Spitzenmacherin und Schneiderin f r die Aristokraten und die K nigsfamilie, mit eigenem Gesch ft Doch dann beginnen auch bei allen, die Einsatz f r den Adel gezeigt haben, die K pfe reihenweise von der Guillotine zu rollen Auch als Lieferanten der K nigsfamilie ist man in Gefahr Viviennes Tante und auch angestellte Arbeiterinnen werden get tet Sie selber kann sich mit ihrer dementen Mutter verstecken Als diese nach langer [...]

  26. A Refuge Assured is a novel that takes a look at the horrors of the French Revolution through the eyes of a woman whose very life is threatened due to her occupation of making lace for the queen Author Green gives us a realistic historical look at what it may have been like to live during the Reign of Terror when the powers that were in charge decided to take God out of everything They went so far as having eight day weeks and renaming the days and months for what they considered reason As I rea [...]

  27. History lovers, grab your essential reading comforts then settle in for an enthralling story of revolution, rebellion, and the longing for refuge I had no idea that lacemaking could make one worthy of the guillotine in Revolutionary France, but that is the crime for which Vivienne Rivard, lacemaker to the Queen of France, is in danger of losing her life And not even the newly formed United States of America is far enough to escape revolution s clutches.This story has everything a history lover c [...]

  28. As always, Jocelyn Green delivers an in depth historical read that doesn t hesitate to dig into the wrongs perpetrated by humanity However, as heated as the issues are, they don t take away from a moving and fascinating story.Oddly, as an American, I knew nothing about the Whiskey Rebellion, yet have studied and read quite a bit on the French Revolution, which made this book an eye opener And after reading this, my conclusion about the French Revolution and now additionally the Whiskey Rebellion [...]

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