This is a truly intense, compelling and engrossing read. Once I started reading I was thoroughly captivated and found it hard to put down.
The story managed to draw me in very quickly with its gripping plot along with amazing characterization, strong imagery and smooth flow of language. I was transported to the place and time described so well, and the story managed to evoke a range of emotions in me.
The combination of compassion, love, courage, friendship, intrigue, outrage, intolerance, fear, sadness, prejudice that were portrayed so well and the sensitive handling of controversial subjects(so very relevant even today), along with an unexpected twist and rightful ending, makes it a profound and excellent read.
Loved the way the author has cleverly interwoven historical events and context with the story lending it a realistic and intelligent edge.
This is one of those rare stories that continues to linger with you and leaves you with a sense of awe and contentment.
Looking forward to reading more books from Paulette Mahurin.