Monday, September 27, 2010

Where Hearts Are Free by Golden Keyes Parsons

Bridget Barrington has shared her secret with only one person. Since the day she confided in Philippe Clavell, her feelings for the servant have grown from friendship to tender companionship to love. When Bridget's parents begin looking for a husband for her, she risks her pride and bears her heart to Philippe and her parents. But more than social status stands in the way of her love. Questions remain about Philippe's feelings and whether or not love can conquer extreme religious differences between the two families. When Philippe is released from his servitude, he returns to his family and Bridget's engagement to Edward Moorehead is finalized by her parents. Will the truth of Bridget's secret ever be revealed and is it possible her fiance is somehow connected?

Where Hearts Are Free is historical fiction that incorporates realistic elements of the persecution of the French Huguenots. I thought this was an interesting twist and it added tension to the plot. I enjoyed the story though I found some of the language peculiar. I suppose this is to reflect the time period in which the book is set.

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