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Pernelle's Escape: A Rhetoric of Death Novella (Charles Du Luc 0.5)

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Judith Rock, the author of the "powerful, absorbing, [and] complex"* historical mysteries featuring ex-soldier turned priest Charles du Luc, presents an original novella about the love of his young life...
Pernelle du Luc Bayle is a widow with a young daughter, no dowry to entice a future husband, and a Protestant--a heretic in the eyes of France's Catholic King, and there
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Published September 1st 2012 by Berkley Books
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Dorie
This was an impressive little novella all the way until the end. This story tells the tale of how Charles du Luc helps save his former love Pernelle Bayle(now a widow with a young daughter) escape from France to Geneva, Switzerland. Most of the story was very impressive and absorbing, but right when the story gets interesting near the end, the author decides to tell and not show. Then it ended rather abruptly. I'm not sorry I read it, but I wished the author had fleshed out the ending a bit more ...more
Gretchen
Aug 13, 2015 Gretchen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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If you really need to know what happened to Pernelle, I would advise you to find a free copy of this novella. However, if you are anything like me, you pretty well already know what happened to her. (view spoiler) Huge waste of money. Sad.
Miriam
Sep 22, 2013 Miriam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A novella that provides much of the back story. This is less a mystery than a romance.
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Judith Rock has written on dance, art, and theology for many journals, and has been artist-in-residence and taught and lectured at colleges, seminaries, and conferences across the United States and abroad. After years in New York, she and her husband currently split their time between Louisville, Kentucky, and Sarasota, Florida.
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