Monday, November 11, 2013

Melody Grubb: The Land of Calais

Description: Inspired by the epic tales of The Scarlet Pimpernel, the well-known character created by Baroness Emma Orczy, The Land of Calais is an adventure featuring many of the original beloved characters intermixed in a new and exciting tale you're sure to love!

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 escape the dreaded death so common these days--Madame la Guillotine--induces her to reluctantly go to the safety of England before they do.

As soon as she has arrived, however, trouble is already brewing. Living guiltily in luxurious England, Jeanne is aroused by a startling truth which cannot go unheeded, and which sends her back willingly into the clutches of Revolutionary France to recover her endangered family. Is her family safe with the Scarlet Pimpernel? Will Jeanne trust God to bring them all safely back to England?

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

You can buy it on Lulu 

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