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Emilie Paperback – 12 May 2021
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- Publisher : Publicious Pty Ltd (12 May 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 324 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0645170100
- ISBN-13 : 978-0645170108
- Dimensions : 12.7 x 1.85 x 20.32 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 89,932 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Can't wait to read more from this author.
The author sends you on a captivating journey with her courageous character Emilie, who navigates life and its challenges in the 16th century France.
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Emilie's character is really written nicely. Those who enjoy reading stories of female protagonists should get their hands on Emilie. The drama, twists and turns in the story kept me on the edge while I was reading it.
Author Ramsdale's story is utterly believable as it follows a 16-year-old girl through a laundry list of life choices. Wanting to break free of her own (Protestant) culture's limited expectations for young women, Emilie finds herself almost instantly caught at a crossroads. Should she escape and seek a fresh start elsewhere under another identity or remain behind and assist her own friends and family during the slaughter.
As the title implies, this is the beginning of a lifelong journey for the young woman, who is ironically rebelling against a culture (French Protestantism of the era) that itself was in a state of social rebellion against the Catholic Church. The irony didn't hit me until I was about halfway through the book, but it raised a number of interesting questions, for me, about the motivation of many of the characters.
Whether you enjoy historical fiction or not, give Emilie: The Journey Begins a trial read and you'll likely agree with me that the story would make an exceptional film series. But even as a stand-alone book, it's a winner of a tale and makes me want to read other writings of the author. Five big stars from me for Emilie.
Emilie wants more than anything to become a healer, but consistently she runs into a brick wall. Whether it’s her parents, or her conniving brother, Pierre, or the man she’s engaged to, Marcus Daval, her brother’s friend, something or someone always stands in her way. She decides that running away from it all and changing her identity is the best thing to do, but unbeknownst to her, the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre currently underway is a life-changing event for this willful young lady. The massacre targeted Huguenots during the French Wars of Religion. She has to make a decision as to whether to remain in France or to escape through the most heavily guarded gate in Paris and save herself. If she stays, can she use her newly acquired medical skills to help friends and family survive?
Choices, choices... what will she do? This is a book you will enjoy from cover to cover. It’s an eye-opener of heartbreak and survival. Emilie finds herself on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Can she make it through all the hatred and violence? Find out as Author Ingrid Ramsdale takes you to Paris in the year 1562 and takes you through the life and times of this strong, brave woman called Emilie. I highly recommend it!