Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
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Friday, March 21, 2014

The Soldier's Secrets by Naomi Rawlings

My book review today is on the Love Inspired Historical Book, The Soldier's Secrets by Naomi Rawlings. A story taking place in France in 1795 during the days of the French Revolution. I enjoyed the story. It was well researched and I learned a lot about the period of time. I know you will enjoy it too.

Brigitte Debois is a widow with three small children at home. Her father-in-law, a famous smuggler, threatens to harm her and her children if she doesn't spy on the man that supposedly killed her husband. If she helps and finds proof he will give her money to return to her family. Brigitte really has no choice in the matter.

Jean Paul Belanger took place in the Revolution after the death of his wife. He was drawn into the horrors of war and became a man he couldn't live with. Going home he farmed and helped the widows, orphaned, and maimed trying to atone for his past sins. No one knew of his time in Paris. Now a widow comes to his land and asks for a job, he refuses her one but gives her food to eat as she looks starved. The widow comes back the next day and offers to make him bread. He gives her food again as she looked worse than the day before.

Brigitte and her children find a deserted cottage and take refuge in it. She must find away to make him hire her. She becomes ill and Jean Paul finds out about her children. He helps them during her illness.
Jean Paul is hiding his past and so is Brigitte, a journey that comes to a head when her father-in-laws men kidnap her and the children.

A good story you will want to read. Have a great week end and God bless you all.

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