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I'm glad I did, though. Golden Keyes Parsons has a gift for showing the historical tensions that arose from religious conflict, and she hooked me with her characters and tense scenarios. In this third book, she shows both sides of the Catholic and Huguenot strife, bringing her series through the persecution of 17th-century France into the American colonies in Pennsylvania. We are reminded that human nature has not changed much--the desire to be loved, to be accepted, to find a place "where hearts are free." In this third installment, we follow Bridget, a Catholic girl with her eyes set on Philippe (from the first two books). Philippe, however, is a victim of that Huguenot/Catholic conflict, and although he now works on this plantation outside Philadelphia, he has no intention of marrying a woman from a different religious background. As Bridget gets pulled toward an undesirable marriage, secrets come to light on all sides, making her choices that much easier--and that much harder. Will she choose the safe path or the unknown? Will Philippe stand up for the things in his heart? These questions and more drive the story forward, and it moves quickly through the first three-quarters of the book.
Near the end, a dark but realistic scene reveals to Bridget how desperate her situation is, but from this point on the book travels down a much lighter, suddenly romanticized path--perhaps to counterbalance that dark scene. One gets the feeling that the publisher (in this "inspirational market") stepped in and asked her to tone things down. As the third in this series, I'd hoped for even more depth in the history and characters. Instead, the historical aspects seemed a bit questionable in some parts--the weaponry for the time period, as well as some of the dialogue--and the change in tone sucked the wind from the sails of this story just as it was clipping along on brisk seas.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed it. I am not ashamed to call myself a fan of Golden Keyes Parsons. She is a talented author with a big heart, a big love for people, and a bigger love for God on display through her storytelling. I look forward to what she offers us next.