Friday, March 30, 2018

Book Review

A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green.

A Refuge Assured

This story is based during the French Revolution.  I'll be honest, I really didn't know much about the French Revolution.  This book gives many details of what happened during that time. 

The story is about a lacemaker.  She finds out that her craft will also threaten her life.  The revolutionaries want to stamp out anything that links to the aristocracy, including lacemakers. 

Jocelyn Green's characters are well developed.  She bases her story on truth, and adds fictional characters to the historical facts.  We follow her heroine from the shops in Paris, to Pennsylvania.  Not only does Ms Green detail the French Revolution, but, she also includes the Whisky Rebellion, that was happening in the United States, at that time. 

Her characters are people with flaws, but, also people that you care about.  The characters interact well with each other. 

I really enjoyed this book.  Each time I picked it up, I didn't want to put it down again.  I highly recommend reading this book.

I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion. 


  1. A lacemaker! I don't think I've ever read a book about a lacemaker. I'll put it on my to-be-read list. (Really it's a to-be-listened-to list. I listen, so I can quilt at the same time.)

  2. Love historical novels. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the tip.

  3. I enjoy historical fiction too ... strange, because in school I hated history as it was all about memorizing dates and spelling names of people and places.

  4. Sounds like a good read or "listen" if it is an audiobook yet! Thanks for the tip.


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