Jocelyn Green’s talent for bringing history to life is unmatched. “Between Two Shores” is her newest release from Bethany House, and is set in Montreal in 1759 during the Seven Years’ War. Told from the perspective of a woman caught in the middle of two nations, two sides of her family, and two differing perspectives about the man she loves, this gripping story yanks readers into the drama of war and holds us captive until the final page.
Catherine Duval is the daughter of a Mohawk native and a French trader, and continually finds herself standing alone, never fitting completely into either side of her heritage. When a beloved friend from her past suddenly steps into her life again, simultaneously drawing her into the center of the fight between British and French, she is torn even more about what is right and what is false.
I finished this book several days ago, and I’m still in amazement at how this talented author can bring a historical event like the Seven Years‘ War to life (through the eyes of fictional characters) in such a compelling manner. In addition, Jocelyn’s writing style is beautifully lyrical and descriptive (sometimes heartbreakingly so), without becoming too detailed. As you read Catherine’s story of courage and faith, heartache and identity, you will feel as though you are right there in 1759 Quebec, rowing down the river alongside her. If you enjoy reading historical fiction that is laden with facts about actual events from the past, I cannot recommend enough that you pick up any of Jocelyn Green’s books, especially “Between Two Shores”, for a journey you won’t soon forget.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”