Reading this story about refugees Vivienne and Henri, along with Armand, I felt like a piece of history was opened up for me. This story covered the French colony in Asylum, Pennsylvania that developed during the French revolution. Due to the alliance of France with the American colonies for the American Revolution, the two nations were close. The colonies offered refuge to French nobility who escaped during the French Revolution. Many of those people lived in Asylum.
We also learn about the Whiskey Rebels and the struggling finances of the new United States. From that point-of-view, we have Liam and Finn, and even Jacob.
Once again, thanks to Jocelyn Green for bringing such life to a story.
Also, thanks to Bethany House for providing me an ARC for a review in my own words.
Daniel Knight is on a quest to find Brigette Berthold whom he last saw when she was 10 and he was 13. They were separated in a reassignment in England after they fled Germany. Can you imagine the terror of these two youths as they clung to each other for weeks when their parents willed them to run and hide and escape from the Third Reich.
Daniel promised Brigette that he would return for her. Moves and circumstances drove them farther apart, making it very complicated to find one another. Residing on the Pacific coast of America, Daniel was two oceans away from where he left Brigette, and he was in failing health. Having exhausted a string of investigators, Daniel needs to hire someone with a heart for the project.
Quenby Vaughn, reporter/journalist and Attorney Lucas Hough are Daniel’s choices for the quest. What will they find? Can they work together? What secrets need to be revealed and mended?
This was an amazing story with much depth. Set in WWII and also modern day, it also compelled the reader to consider modern day refugees and the uncertainly they face. There’s a challenge to readers at the end of the book to lend a hand and give a heart to someone else’s story.
Thanks to Tyndale Fiction for providing me an ARC for a review in my own words.