A Refuge Assured

A Refuge Assured

Vivienne Rivard fled revolutionary France and seeks a new life for herself and a boy in her care, who some say is the Dauphin. But America is far from safe, as militiaman Liam Delaney knows. He proudly served in the American Revolution but is less sure of his role in the Whiskey Rebellion. Drawn together, will Liam and Vivienne find the peace they long for?...

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Title:A Refuge Assured
Author:Jocelyn Green
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0764219073
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:413 pages pages

A Refuge Assured Reviews

  • Ruth
    Jul 28, 2018
    Jocelyn Green's A Refuge Assured is an exquisite blend of colonial history, wherein the birth pangs of a newly established United States intersect with the bloody reach of the French Revolution. Here Green invites readers to question rightness of revolution and the tension between the ...
  • Dawn
    Mar 23, 2018
    This book was so good! I loved watching Vivienne grow from the lacemaker to the queen into the independent American woman she became. I found this period of history rather fascinating. I don't read a lot of early American (Post-Revolution), so this particular period was rather new to m...
  • Loraine
    Nov 01, 2018
    There were so many things that I loved about this book. First, I loved that each part was introduced by a quote that was apropos to that part. Second, the historical detail regarding the French Revolution and the French emigration to the United States was incredible, and I learned so m...
  • Katie
    Jan 04, 2018
    I have been eagerly looking forward to reading this book. The combination of the French Revolution with the struggles of the early American government captured my attention and A Refuge Assured delivers and exceeds my expectations. The book is filled with historical detail, but it'...
  • Sarah Sundin
    Jul 05, 2018
    A Refuge Assured shines a light on a tumultuous time in American history as the new nation tried to decide what it would stand for. Jocelyn Green spins an enthralling story built on impeccable research, with fascinating characters. Historical fiction at its finest! ...
  • Maureen Timerman
    Jan 25, 2018
    From France to Pennsylvania your life is in danger because you make lace? This is brought about because of a frenzy of people who hate the monarchy, and will go to extremes to get rid of all chances that it will return to power, killing young children, and innocents. With a heavy hear...
  • Beth
    Feb 23, 2018
    A Refuge Assured is hands down one of my favorite reads of the year so far. I loved every element of this story. The characters are endearing and distinct, the plot moves at a perfect pace, and the historical details just make everything come to life. Vivienne has already been throu...
  • writer...
    Jul 19, 2018
    Excellent historical novel of French Revolution and the aftermath for those such as Vivienne who were in trade for the benefit of the aristocrats. Unique insights and outcomes both of their lives in France and the transition to arrival in America. All is not smooth sailing! #BIGBook...
  • Jocelyn Green
    Sep 12, 2017
    And when I say I have "read" this book... I can't even tell you how many times I've read it. About eighty-five (it feels like), making lots of changes every time. Just one more pass through the galleys though, and then it's out of my hands! ...
  • Clara
    Jan 21, 2018
    He fought for revolution. She was outcasted because of revolution. Can they still find common ground? "Law and liberty. Order and freedom. It was all a tangled mess". A deluge. That's a perfect word to describe this book. The fight for liberty is for equality, freedom, justice. Or...
  • Heather Gilbert
    Feb 10, 2018
    It's no coincidence this richly-detailed historical novel has mostly (if not all) five star reviews. As I read, I sat in wonder at how the author so deftly wove in elements of suspense, faith, and romance. I learned so much about the French Revolution and the Whiskey Rebellion with thi...
  • Susie Finkbeiner
    Feb 18, 2018
    Jocelyn Green's superpower is taking a piece of history, researching every angle of it, and crafting a story set in that era so expertly that her readers feel that they've been placed right in the midst of the character's lives. Green has accomplished this in each of her novels. Howeve...
  • Emilee
    Oct 21, 2018
    Wow! What a ride! This book has a lot of political history. The author really brought it to life. The characters are all very well done. Liam is an amazing hero. This is not a fast read but it?s worth it. I love how the epilogue wrapped up the story. ...
  • Lori
    Nov 06, 2018
    Excellent historical fiction! Loved the setting, characters, and especially the rich historical details! ...
  • Staci
    Feb 04, 2018
    A Refuge Assured is full of historical detail. The beginning of the novel is set in late 1700s Paris, France providing readers with the feel of the French Revolution and background for main character Vivienne Rivard. The majority of the novel, however, takes place in Philadelphia. W...
  • Hannah
    Feb 21, 2018
    A lusciously detailed story of a young woman who escapes the French Revolution by the skin of her teeth and finds herself in many more challenges fitting into her new life in America than she had dreamed of facing. Most of the stories I have read about Revolutionary survivors have them...
  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Mar 06, 2018
    About this book: ?Lacemaker Vivienne Rivard never imagined her craft could threaten her life. Yet in revolutionary France, it is a death sentence when the nobility, and those associated with them, are forced to the guillotine. Vivienne flees to Philadelphia but finds the same dang...
  • Rachael
    Jan 11, 2018
    This book was truly phenomenal, heart wrenching, and so well done! I tried to read this one slowly...to absorb everything that was written on the pages. Such a terrific story with loveable characters, an unusual setting, and ( my favorite part) a lot of obscure history! This book conta...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Feb 11, 2018
    Based on Jocelyn Green writing my favorite Civil War series I knew I was in for a treat reading this and believe me it did not disappoint. The author writes novels steeped in historical detail so well you will believe you are there with the characters experiencing it, from the descript...
  • Lydia Howe
    Mar 23, 2018
    Why I Choose This Book: A few years ago I got pulled into the beauty of Miss Jocelyn's fantastically built historical settings and I've felt the same draw ever since. The stories aren't always my favorite, but the way she makes history come alive? I've been blown away by her writin...
  • Susan
    Jan 22, 2018
    Hauntingly beautiful! Jocelyn Green delivers another riveting story with the skill of a master craftsman. She masterfully weaves the story of refugees from the French Revolution seeking asylum in Pennsylvania, as our young country struggles in its' infancy with such controversial even...
  • Jennifer
    Mar 19, 2018
    Riveting and fascinating, I couldn?t put this down. I really enjoyed the historical setting of this story. The America during the Whiskey Rebellion and the plight of the French emigrés during France?s own revolution were brought to life in this book. This wasn?t light reading by...
  • Maddy
    Mar 07, 2018
    What a delightful read this was! This is a beautiful historical book and one I definitely recommend reading. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The characters, setting, and the plot all fit so well together. I absolutely loved this authors writing style and the way she describes ...
  • Beth Erin
    Feb 19, 2018
    Full review on Faithfully Bookish The French Revolution... As much as I love learning new things through fiction, some of the historical events included in this story are simply shocking. How do people (even revolutionaries) justify things like guillotines?!! Fortunately, Vivienn...
  • Andrea
    Feb 04, 2018
    Wow. Just wow. I'm a regular person that reads, then reviews from her gut reaction to books. A Refuge Assured leaves me searching for the right words to describe just how good it is. For starters, the history I learned from this book was just amazing. Yes, I learned a little bit ...
  • Bhriv
    Jan 03, 2018
    A Refuge Assured, written by Jocelyn Green, is another lovely read by this author. From the lace being made in France to the lace being made in a small refuge in Pensylvania, we are taken on a journey of words at the ends of our fingertips as each page turns to see, hear, and experienc...
  • Heidi Chiavaroli
    May 27, 2018
    A fascinating and beautifully told story about a part of history I was unfamiliar with. I loved the way Jocelyn cut out the characters' stories from the pages of history and I absolutely felt for them in their hardships. I also appreciated the author's honest exploration of freedom ver...
  • Victoria Lynn
    Apr 03, 2018
    My rating: 4.5 stars out of 5. My Review: Wow. This book was intense! It took me a bit to read as I had a lot of things going on and this book was long by today?s standards for sure. Before I even get to the actual story itself though, THE COVER. It is probably one of the mo...
  • Sarah Grace Grzy
    Mar 04, 2018
    I'm pretty sure that met all my high expectations. And exceeded them in some ways. This book was just so beautiful, and I will definitely be reading more by this talented author! The characters. Just wow! The MCs, Vivienne and Liam, both had such depth, and were such real, relatable...
  • Gracelyn Buckner
    Mar 09, 2018
    4 Stars This was really good! Not a time period I read about a lot, but really good! I was reallye excited to read it, since its my first book from Bethany House Blogger Review program. ~wonderfuls~ the characters I really liked how Ms. Green had most of the main characte...