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?
Between Two Shores is an all-consuming literary adventure set in the picturesque region surrounding Montreal amidst the turmoil of the Seven Years’ War. Jocelyn Green has gifted readers with a story which opens the mind and wrings the heart. The beauty, faults, and suffering of each represented culture are depicted with honesty, reverence, and grace.
Catherine is an intriguingly complex and engaging character. Her perspective and compassion infuse this story with a rich multi-cultural sense of equality and humanity. Catherine’s personal journey of acceptance and purpose touched my heart and captivated my emotions.
Thanks to the author’s skill and the special gift of historical fiction, I have a better understanding of (and dare I say an emotional connection to) this time period and the people who lived in it despite the fact that I consider myself neither French, British, Canadian, nor Mohawk. I highly recommend this story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
about the author
Jocelyn Green is a former journalist who puts her investigative skills to work in writing both nonfiction and historical fiction to inspire faith and courage.
Her books have finaled in the Christy Awards and Inspirational Readers Choice Awards, and have won gold from the Military Writers Society of America and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.
Complex and nuanced characters, rich historical detail and twisting plots make her novels immersive experiences. Her fiction has been praised by Historical Novel Society, Romantic Times, Library Journal, historians specializing in her novels’ time periods, as well as popular and acclaimed authors Laura Frantz, Lori Benton, Jody Hedlund, Sarah Sundin, Joanne Bischof, Julie Lessman, and more.
Jocelyn loves Broadway musicals, the color red, Toblerone chocolate bars, Mexican food, and well-done documentaries. She lives in Iowa with her husband, two children, and two cats she should have named Catticus Finch and Purrman Meowville. Visit her website or author spotlight for more!
Jocelyn Green has generously provided a paperback copy of Between Two Shores for one fortunate Faithfully Bookish reader!
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The Seven Years War and even the French and Indian War
are pages in history I quite possibly slept through…
Do you remember learning about these events, reader friends?