Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green
About the book…
The daughter of a Mohawk mother and French father in 1759 Montreal, Catherine Duval finds it is easier to remain neutral in a world that is tearing itself apart. Content to trade with both the French and the British, Catherine is pulled into the fray against her wishes when her British ex-
fiance, Samuel Crane, is taken prisoner by her father. Samuel asks her to help him escape, claiming he has information that could help end the war.
Peace appeals to Catherine, but helping the man who broke her heart does not. She delays . . . until attempts on Samuel’s life convince her he’s in mortal danger. Against her better judgment she helps him flee by river, using knowledge of the landscape to creep ever closer to freedom. Their time together rekindles feelings she thought long buried, and danger seems to hound their every mile. She’s risked becoming a traitor by choosing a side, but will the decision cost her even more than she anticipated?
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What is it that makes you want to read this book? For me it was the gorgeous cover…well, that is of course second to the author’s name. From past experience, I already knew that anything written by Jocelyn Green is a treat not to be missed. Her attention to detail and research is what makes her books stand out from all the others. This one is her best yet.
The richness of this story reached way down deep inside me.
Catherine is a “half-breed” and has never known exactly where she fits in. She grew up with The People…her mother’s family. After her mom dies, she leaves them and goes to live with her French father.
She is not really accepted in either world and struggles to find herself and accept herself for who God created her to be.
Then there’s the war. And she meets up with Samuel again…the man she was once engaged to.
The war…French and Indian that is…was bitter…and she finds herself rather caught in the middle.
I loved all the specific details, the setting, and the history lessons that were found woven into this story.
It’s an absolutely beautiful historical fiction novel.
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