With Hidden Truths by Jae being released in e-book format at the end of next week, I would like to draw your attention to a historical novel that has just received another five star review on Goodreads: Charity by Paulette Callen.
Charity is a story about hardship, sorrow, and true friendship and it had me glued to my second-hand copy when I read it for the first time around eight years ago. And I was beyond happy to be able to publish the revised version and its sequel, Fervent Charity.
But I’m not the only one who loved Charity. Here is what Jem had to say on Goodreads – to read the whole review klick here:
One of the rarest things in lesfic is beautiful prose–the kind that has a poetic and lyrical quality to it and its reading alone gives you much pleasure. Add to that the amazing imagery the descriptions evoke, and you get a book that magically transports you to another world and another time and lose yourself entirely (…)
There is an intriguing murder mystery and a romance to spice things up. (…)
One other thing I found really satisfying is the balance the author strikes in everything–from the characterizations to the plot and everything in between. No one is perfectly good or evil. I love all-around do-gooder Lena’s ‘evil’ thoughts, Gustie’s willingness to lie and even Jordis’ readiness to kill. (…)
The review would be incomplete without a mention of the town itself Charity. It’s like a character in the book–collectively small-minded, opinionated, judgmental of anyone who doesn’t conform to its strict definition of ‘normal’ yet strangely protective and supportive when faced with outside threats.