A Reader's Opinion: THE REFUGE by Regan Walker
A READER'S OPINION
THE REFUGE is a beautifully written novel filled with rich historical details. This is the first book I've read Regan Walker but I plan to read more after enjoying this novel. The rich history of the 11th century is written in a way that it blends and complements instead of overpowering the story. Catrìona and Steinar are enjoyable and well-written characters and a hero and heroine worthy of each other. I wish they had a little more depth but I liked their story and connected with them easily. The author mixes in accurate terminology for the time period and what I didn't know I could figure out because of the way it was seamlessly written.
I would recommend THE REFUGE to any reader who loves historical romance and history. There were enough moments of surprise and smiles to keep me reading. I look forward to enjoying more books by this author.
Reader's Note: I wouldn't call this an inspirational novel but more a great historical with some inspirational elements. There is some violence in battles but I would definitely feel comfortable recommending this to friends and family who prefer an overall clean book.
Star Rating: 4 Stars | Content Rating: 3 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan
For anyone whose faith has ever faltered…
Scotland 1072 The Norman Conqueror robbed Steinar of Talisand of his noble father and his lands, forcing him to seek refuge in Scotland while still recovering from a devastating wound. At the royal court, Steinar becomes scribe to the unlettered King of Scots while secretly regaining his skill with a sword. The first time Steinar glimpses the flame-haired maiden, Catrìona of the Vale of Leven, he is drawn to her spirited beauty. She does not fit among the ladies who have come to serve the devout queen. Not pious, not obedient and not given to stitchery, the firebrand flies a falcon! Catrìona has come to Malcolm’s court wounded in spirit from the vicious attack on her home by Northmen who slayed her parents and her people. But that is not all she will suffer. The king has promised her to one of his favored warriors, but she has given her heart to a lowly scribe. When all is lost, what hope is there for love? Can a broken heart be mended? Can a damaged soul be healed?
**All profits from sales of The Refuge will go to the Christian Alliance for Orphans**
Print Length: 286 pages
Publisher: Regan Walker Publishing (November 22, 2016)
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