Saturday, February 16, 2019

Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green

ISBN: 9780784219085
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My thoughts:  The early history of America has intrigued me since my school days. In the book Between Two Shores the author takes the reader into the historical journey for the Canadian area of Montreal and Quebec. The Seven Years War fought between France and England as the two nations vied for control and ownership of the Canadian territory (this was just a portion of the 7-Years War which some have termed the First World War).  The French, particularly,  involved the Indian tribes of the area as allies against the British.

Catherine Duval is the main character with her story being told in two timelines from five or ten years prior to the "current" year of 1759. As a trader she has access and deals with Indians, French, and even British though the French actually prohibit trade with the British. She continues to pursue her trade with whomever. A "half-breed" as she is called by some, she easily moves between the two worlds of French or British and Indian. She is a strong woman.

Jocelyn Green, the author, pens a beautifully descriptive story that enables the reader to hear the wind rustle in the leaves, feel the quiet, sense the terror. And the story is enthralling from beginning to end capturing the emotional rawness of loss and discovery, hurt and terror, family and friend.

War is harsh and war is rugged and it doesn't matter the era in which that war is fought. Wounds are deep in the flesh and in the heart and in the mind. War is terrible. War is the tool by which nations preen their feathers and set their boundaries. War is the means of financial gain for one nation or the other. War decimates the people involved both singularly and nationally.

The reader will sense and feel the oars plunging into the river and feel the cloak of darkness as they row toward their destiny. This is a story that you don't want to miss. If you love a good read and history you will definitely want to read Between Two Shores.

About the book: With a Mohawk mother and a French father in 1759 Montreal, Catherine Duval finds it easiest to remain neutral among warring sides. But when her British ex-fiancĂ©, Samuel, is taken prisoner by her father, he claims to have information that could end the war. At last, she must choose whom to fight for. Is she willing to commit treason for the greater good?

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishing to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine, alone, and are freely given.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your review. This sounds wonderful. I love historical book. Learning, learning. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net


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