Book Review; Land of Calais

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"At the height of the French Revolution...
Jeanne Andole is one of hundreds rescued by the mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel almost daily.

Yet only a promise from him that her family will also elude the dreaded death so common these days - Madame la Guillotine - induces her to reluctantly flee to the safety of England before they do.

As soon as she has arrived, however, trouble is already brewing.  Living guiltily amidst high society, Jeanne is aroused by a startling truth which cannot go unheeded, and which sends her willingly back into the clutches of Revolutionary France to recover her endangered family.

Inspired by the epic tales of The Scarlet Pimpernel - the well-known character created by Baroness Orczy - The Land of Calais is an adventure that will take you from 18th century England to Revolutionary France in an exciting tale you're sure to love!" ~ from back cover of Land of Calais

This book by Melody Grubb, a young Christian home-schooler, is encouraging and faith building.  She has a wonderful way of capturing the time period with her wonderful descriptions of clothes and settings.

For those of you, like me, that have enjoyed the story The Scarlet Pimpernel, this is a wonderful continuation of the story we all loved.  It is full of adventure, excitement, with lessons and faith that make it all the better.
Although I enjoyed the story, I kept wishing that is was longer so that there was time to develop the characters better.  Although Jeanne learns some good lessons and has faith, the shortness of the book caused much telling and not a slow unfolding which I enjoy.

If you are looking for a nice adventurous story that is faith building, Land of Calais by Melody Grubb is a wonderful choice.

Find this book and others at Literary Maidens Publishing 

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  1. Hello!

    We are doing a special challenge next year: faithfully memorizing 52 verses!! I know that it is difficult for an individual to continue in their memory of God’s Word, yet it is so important! So we are hoping to get a group of girls who are committed to memorize one verse each week in 2012. Would you like to join us??

    ~Ana Renee