Review: Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green

March 14, 2019

Title: Between Two Shores
Author: Jocelyn Green
Publisher: Bethany House
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780764219085
Publication Date: February 5th, 2019

About the Book:
She Has Always Moved Between Worlds,But Now She Must Choose a Side

The daughter of a Mohawk mother and French father in 1759 Montreal, Catherine Duval would rather remain neutral in a world tearing itself apart. Content to trade with both the French and the British, Catherine is pulled into the Seven Years' War against her wishes when her British ex-fiancé, Samuel Crane, is taken prisoner by her father. Samuel claims he has information that could help end the war, and he asks Catherine to help him escape.

Peace appeals to Catherine, even if helping the man who broke her heart does not. But New France is starving, and she and her loved ones may not survive another winter of conflict-induced famine. When the dangers of war arrive on her doorstep, Catherine and Samuel flee by river toward the epicenter of the battle between England and France. She and Samuel may impact history, but she fears the ultimate cost will be higher than she can bear.
My Thoughts:
Jocelyn Green is one of my favorite authors.
Her research shines! She as brought eras in time back to life and brought her characters to the forefront. The history is woven in so flawlessly. There is so much detail that is included that brings another depth to the story.

Most of Jocelyn Green's stories are a mix of historical fiction and romance. Her newest release, Between Two Shores is more focused on the Historical aspect. I have to say, I really enjoyed it. It made it unique, compared to what I usually read. I liked the change. Usually, it's routing over who will wind of with who. This story, opened up a world and a struggle that Catherine faces.

We are introduced to Catherine as a young girl, who mother had just passed away and she is expected to live with her mother's people the Mohawk. Her sister is very involved with the village, their little brother doesn't remember anything else, but Catherine always thinks on her dad. She doesn't want to live with extended family, she wants to live with her dad. And wanting this drives a wedge between her and her sister.

As times change and move forward, Catherine is fully ensconced in her father's world. She feels this is the place she should be, but, in all honesty, where would the fun in the book be if it was so smooth as that.

Jocelyn Green has such a passion for what she writes and it shows in every page you read.
The attention to detail comes alive. From the background settings, the outfits, the dialect....especially the dialect. She always makes sure that it is right to the time and I love that!

This was a little different to her previous stories. Instead of having a romance lead the story, it was the history. If you love historical fiction, I think that this would be a great book for you.

5 out of 5
About the Author:
Jocelyn Green ( inspires faith and courage as the award-winning and bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including The Mark of the King, Wedded to War, and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. Her books have garnered starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, and have been honored with the Christy Award, the gold medal from the Military Writers Society of America, and the Golden Scroll Award from the Advanced Writers & Speakers Association. She graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a BA in English, concentration in writing. Jocelyn lives with her husband, Rob, and two children in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visit her at

Thank you to the author, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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