This is the first book I’ve read by Green, but I can see why she’s so popular. It’s obvious that the book was well researched, and I learned more about the Seven Year War than I remember learning in school. The romance angle was not overdone, and I appreciated that. It’s more sacrificial love than romantic love (between family, friends, and God). Green’s prose is full of vivid imagery in this emotional read. Catherine has a take-charge attitude and is a strong heroine, and the secondary characters are also well developed and utilized. The journey the characters go on is spiritual, as well as just physical, but the spiritual elements are not preachy. Fans of historical fiction will certainly want to check out this book!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, but I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.