Reviewed by April Gardner
Sanctuary by Molly Noble Bull
"...a humble love story, an adventure, a history lesson, and a simple account of faith all rolled into one."
In 1740 France, Huguenots are not a welcomed lot. One of them, Pierre Dupre is running for his life. Scotland is his ultimate goal, but will he make it there before he’s caught and killed for his beliefs?
Rachel, his bride of convenience and along for the race of their lives, has her own secrets and she’s not sharing.
Captain Vallae finds Rachel irresistible and will have her for himself no matter the cost. Until, that is, he’s made privy to her heritage. Now, he simply wants her dead.
Theirs is a perilous journey across French soil, through the choppy English Channel, and north through wintry Britain. But Rachel and Pierre, one in mourning and the other in love, slip through Vallae’s grasp time and again, learning to depend on each other and the Lord through each trial.
Sanctuary is a wonderful resource of French religious history and delivers a greater appreciation for the sacrifices our forefathers made because of their faith.
In Sanctuary, you will find a humble love story, an adventure, a history lesson, and a simple account of faith all rolled into one. Those who lean towards Christian historical fiction will find enjoyment in Sanctuary.
I look forward to the next in the Faith of Our Fathers Series. With this first installment, Ms. Bull has outdone herself.
April W Gardner writes adult and middle grade historical fiction. Her first novel, Wounded Spirits, releases with Vintage Romance Publishing in November of this year. She is a member of ACFW and reviews for Title Trakk, At Home With Christian Fiction, and FIRST Wild Card Blog Tours. A military spouse, April has performed the art of homemaking all over the world. Currently, she lives in Georgia with her darling Hubby. A homeschool mom, she fills her mornings talking fractions and phonics with her two sweet kiddos. In her free time, April enjoys reading, gardening, and DIY. In no particular order, she dreams of owning a horse, visiting all the national parks, and speaking Italian. Visit April's Website or her blog, A Writer's Journey. You can also get to know April on Facebook and Twitter.