^Download Kindle ↶ Sanctuary for a Lady ↙ PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free

I don t know if I ve read any other book by this author but I sure will A book that draws you into the French Revolution and how it would affect a family inthan one way Isabelle is an Aristocrat hated by the peasants The destinction of the classes comes through The poor blame the rich The rich abuse the poor But yet a child cannot be blamed for what class they were born into.Isabelle was running for her life when beaten and left for dead in the woods This is where Michel finds her He takes her to his house and tends her wounds and broken arm This alone puts him and his Mom at stake of arrest Yet God s love crosses the class barrier.This is truly a story of learning not to judge people by their background and forgive Also how sin can cause the innocent to suffer People suffer just because sin is in the world Yet God works in the midst of the evel for good.A story I will not give the ending Hatred hurts the person who harbors itthan those it is aimed at Also it is sometimes misguided Also forgiveness frees a person They aren t bound because of hating someone I d like to see another story about Isabelle and Michel. Would give it 4.5 Stars if I could It boggles this reader s mind that this is a debut novel Rawlings writes like a seasoned pro With the tight plot, impeccable characterization and enough emotional angst to water log the Kleenex company, this is a romance lover s dream Seriously good.Love the unusual setting revolutionary France There s a history lesson or two or three within the pages which I found to be a fascinating bonus Kudos to Love Inspired for branching out from their norm and to Rawlings for inspiring them to do so.This is a stomach churning, knuckle whitening read from cover to cover I was an emotional wreck all the way through, between shouting warnings, chiding stubbornness and wanting to throw something at someone including the author occasionally LOL But I survived to tell the tale to dream about the tale to carry on the tale to dream up a new tale based on this onewell, let s just say the story is still with me and I m praying it s not long before Rawlings next book is out And the romance Oh la la It s there in spades despite the impossibility of it all And Rawlings creates incredibly intimate moments even in the midst of anger and hurt Scenes that shot daggers at this sensitive reader s heart Totally amazing completely fulfilling.The powerful inspirational thread made me squirm and I battled right along with Michel and Isabelle, marveling at what a benevolent God we have and the faith and strength of so many in history who survived untold horrors but still believed This one is a gem, a definite must read I really enjoyed the writing in this story Rawlings is an emotional writer and while the plot may have not been surprising for me personally, the writing was wonderful and so were the characters You know if a book makes your heart clench or your eyes sting that there s something special there, in the writing I also love, love, love the setting Rawlings has chosen She wove historical details and information naturally into the story The information was seamless and yet so very interesting I m looking forward tobooks by this author hopefully the next one is with the heroine s sister hint, hint Well written Set during French revolution when mobs were killing anyone they thought was connected to aristocracy and anyone who strived for reason. I normally stick to Regency England and the American West, when it comes to Christian Fiction Historical Fiction However, I decided to give this a shot because it s the FRENCH REVOLUTION, and it was awesome Michel is a French peasant who is NOT a strong supporter of the Revolution tbh it was mainly the big cities that were 100% Long Live the Revolution, however I still applaud the author for having a character that still isn t the biggest fan of revolution but he still HATES the French nobility Isabelle is a French noble who has survived five or so YEARS in revolutionary France I loved how we got a different look at the Revolution from these POVs The romance was sweet, the plot was great All in all, it was a good read Also, I m really loving these Love Inspired Historical novels. I was lucky to win this book in a contest and was really looking forward to reading the book The story had in interested as this period in time is interesting The book is set during the French Revolution The revolution has been going on 5 years and the book starts with Isabelle trying to get away when she s attacked and left for dead Michel finds her and nurses her back to health Helping Isabelle could mean death for Michel and his family but he feels he has to help her The book shows how the revelation hasn t really improved the life of the average Frenchman it may have got rid of the Aristocrats but has replaced it with a regime of terror I also learnt it was during the revolution that the metric system was first introduced I would love to talkof the story but it would give to much away This book does show how often our lives are dictated to a degree by the circumstances we are born into Being a daughter of an Aristocrat Isabelle was born to extravagance, servants and being able to do basically what she wanted without having to work for anything Where as Michel is born to a peasant family who have a farm which only is only just supporting them and they know what its like to be hungry and have no money Unless you put yourself in the others shoes or go out of your way to see how the other half live you have no idea and the lower classes will grow disgruntled at what they see as extravagance and waste while they are work so hard and hardly surviving Its not the children s fault they were born to these circumstances and this is where the revolution was so cruel children were killed cos of who they were This book does show some of these issues when both Isabelle and Michel get to see the other side This is a really good book and made me think and want to knowabout the era Great debut book. Such a great book I am SO happy that I got to read this book God is so good I never knew I wanted to read Sanctuary for a Lady, but it showed up in the mail along with a book I had won I didn t know it was coming, I didn t know I would like it, and since this is her first published book I hadn t read anything from Naomi before All I knew is that it had an intriguing book description I was wonderfully surprised From the start it was very deep and yet there were things that made me laugh as I read on Set during the French Revolution, danger and sadness are rampant They didn t call it The Terror for nothing Fear is a huge obstacle for Isabelle, forgiveness is another one I absolutely LOVED reading along with her as she overcomes them both by the grace of God Michel also has obstacles he must overcome The greatest being guilt Because of these obstacles this book becomes filled with amazing messages of Truth and Faith I love, love, love so many of these scenes The twists that Naomi throws in are wonderful, even though I new one was coming it still blew me out of the water with unpredictable characters There are few things that I wish were different, one being that a French dictionary was added There are a few characters that we re not really sure what happens to them, but this goes with the times Uncertainty abounded during the French Revolution and Naomi expresses that in this fantastic story or love, loss, pain, hope, forgiveness, and muchSongs One Day At A Time sung by Cristy Lane, there are a handful of versions of this hymn on , but I settled on this one Oh God Our Help In Ages Past by Mike Curb CongregationSongs etc May be changed and or added in the future ASC1 Corinthians 6, Psalm 82 ASC Hope shines against the backdrop of the bloody French Revolution Isabelle de La Rouchecauld flees Paris in hopes of escaping the indescribable war of terror being waged on the aristocrats amidst the turmoil of the French Revolution After being severely beaten by a group of soldiers, Isabelle is taken in by a handsome farmer, named Michel Belanger.But when the threat of the Revolution draws nearer, will they be willing to sacrifice the past, in exchange for a chance at brighter futuretogether I love how Sanctuary for a Lady captured the genuine fear and situation of that time period for those of the aristocracy This book gave me a window into the French Revolution without the typical gore that we typically relate to the terrible events of the revolution In this story I saw glimpses of the Good Samaritan, in the form of the handsome farmer, Michel, who was something of a brooding hero with a heart of gold And when Michel and Isabelle were together, sparks flew Both of the main characters where so well developed Isabelle with her stubborn determination, yet her sense of guilt over past events, made her a compelling character that was complex, yet easy for the reader understand With both Michel and Isabelle, I think what made them so real and relatable, was how it was easy to see how where they both had been in the past translated into the present.The one thing that I think was just plain fantastic about this book was how hard questions, like, how bad things can happen to normal people, were answered in a simple, straightforward, easy to understand way that was not preachy in the least Not only is this a wonderful romance, but it also has a strong Biblical foundation.Overall this is a terrific debut from author Naomi Rawlings, I found myself staying up late into the we hours just so I could find out what would happen next This book has it all, strong characters, wonderful plot, firm Biblical foundation, and an amazing historical setting and feel Oh, and let s not forget the the romantic tension Overall a great book that shows another side of the French Revolution.Thanks to the author from whom I received this book in exchange for an honest review Thanks ^Download Kindle ↚ Sanctuary for a Lady ↜ The Injured Young Woman Michel Belanger Finds In The Woods Is Certainly An Aristocrat And In The Midst Of France S Bloody Revolution, Sheltering Nobility Merits A Trip To The Guillotine Yet Despite The Risk, Michel Knows He Must Bring The Wounded Girl To His Cottage To HealAttacked By Soldiers And Left For Dead, Isabelle De La Rouchecauld Has Lost Everything A Duke S Daughter Cannot Hope For Mercy In France, So Escaping To England Is Her Best Chance Of Survival The Only Thing Dangerous Than Staying Would Be Falling In Love With This Gruff Yet Tender Man Of The Land Even If She Sees, For The First Time, How Truly Noble A Heart Can Be