Our post today is a book review by guest blogger K.G. Myers:
One of my favorite books is The Escape (Inheritance
Publications, 1993) because of the
beautiful friendships, Christian beliefs, chases, traveling, and escapes in it. The main
character of The Escape, John, is a young, courageous Huguenot boy who tries to
escape religious persecution in France by fleeing to Holland with his little sister, Manette
and his best friend Camille. My favorite character is Camille.
There is an awesome sequel to The Escape called The Secret Mission in which John (now an adult) goes back to France to free his father who is serving a life sentence on the galleys. Both books are part of the Huguenot Inheritance Series, though only The Escape and The Secret Mission are written by A. Van Der Jagt.
Though it takes place after the time of Martin Luther and John Calvin, they are both mentioned in the story. These stories helped me learn a lot about the Huguenots' experiences in the late 1600s and early 1700s.
It's a great story that can be read aloud to young children or read quietly by people of all ages. My Huguenot ancestors escaped from France in 1685 to England and then eventually traveled to Virginia (which is where I live now) a little like John, Manette, and Camille.
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