"A Refuge Assured" is such a beautiful and well-written book! Jocelyn Green is an amazing author of historical fiction as she deftly weaves historical details into the story and brings the characters to life as their emotions jump off the pages and the reader is so easily immersed in the story.
Vivienne is a creator of lace, this is a job and role that she has loved and enjoyed; however now it is causing her life to be threatened and she is forced to flee Paris. Vivienne arrives in America looking for a safe place and finds that in Philadelphia; however there are political tensions which she finds herself in the midst of once again, but at least her life will be spared. Liam just wants to live in peace and work the land that has been hard fought for; however he is quickly drawn into the tension and disagreements as well. Vivienne and Liam are both longing for peace and being able to live their lives and are drawn into the struggles and yet their hearts begin to become involved as well.
This book is filled with amazing characters! Vivienne and Liam are both well-developed and strong main characters and I love how they came so alive and real throughout the pages. The historical detail is wonderful in this book, I feel like I have learned so much more about this time period and the struggles of this time and the political unrest in France and America both and what daily living would have been like. I am looking forward to reading Jocelyn's next book!
*Thanks to the Bethany House Blogger Review Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*