Lots of History in a Fun Story

On April 7, 2018, on Amazon | 4.0 out of 5 stars

By Kat Denning 

Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase

The author manages to weave in a lot of historical facts and referenced in regards to French and American history, which was cool. There were a lot of characters that gradually unfolded as the book wove on, allowing Clark to touch on everything from religious history of the Huguenots and Jesuits to the history of French settlements in Martinique and Newfoundland. This book primarily revolves around Sarah Da Silva, a Jewish-French-Portuguese woman in the center of a revenge plot against an evil man. I thought the story was mostly well-developed; however, I felt like the shift from indentured servant to freedom was almost too easy and the main character was half clever/half naive. There were a few editing misses (waste cloak instead of waistcoat) that irked me, but it was otherwise well-written. The only thing I didn’t really like was the narrator voice, which sometimes jumped character unexpectedly. Overall, a fun read with a lot of historical information (never felt like an info dump) woven into the fabric of the plot.

Wayne is a Montreal based writer, editor and translator.

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