Between Two Shores, by Jocelyn Green, is a historical romance set in 1750s Canada. The Seven Years War is in full swing. Catherine Duval is a woman caught between two sides of that war and two sides of her own mixed race.
Born the daughter of a Frenchman and a Mohawk woman, Catherine lives in both worlds. However, she choses to make her home with her father, running his trading post, which she maintains a point of neutrality. French, British, and Mohawk all do business with her because she recognizes each side has something to offer the other.
Her determination to remain between all sides is put to the test when her ex-fiance, Samuel Crane, returns. Taken prisoner and forced to work for Catherine’s father, Samuel now lives at the trading post with the woman whose heart he broke. But Samuel has information that could end the war and Catherine must now choose a side.
Between Two Shores transports readers to another century. As a fan of the more suspenseful genres, I found the story slower than most that I read. But for a sweeping historical novel where the characters sound as if they stepped out of that time period, this book is for you.
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