What a good read! Loved this book. Although listed as general fiction, A Refuge Assured takes place in the late 1790s making it an historical novel in this reviewer's opinion. It's also a novel for the Christian market, but that doesn't mean it's boring or scrubbed squeaky clean of violence. After all, civil wars, uprisings, and historical rebellions tended to be as bloody in the past as they are in our current era. This novel isn't for the squeamish, faint of heart, or those with impressionable minds. That said, A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green is a not to be missed read for 2018. Links to booksellers, where pre-orders for this book can be placed, are found at Jocelyn Green's website, http://www.jocelyngreen.com/books/fiction/a-refuge-assured. Many thanks to Jocelyn Green for providing a copy of A Refuge Assured for me to read and review. I'm under no obligation to provide a positive review, but how could I not when this is such a good story!
From The Back Cover
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 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 the land of his hard-won farm near Azilum, but soon finds himself drawn into the escalating tension of the Whiskey Rebellion. When he meets a beautiful young Frenchwoman recently arrived from Paris, they will be drawn together in surprising ways to fight for the peace and safety for which they long.