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Rue For Repentance (The Janna Mysteries #2)

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  222 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
The second medieval mystery in the deliciously readable Janna Mysteries

After her mother dies and her home is burned to the ground, Janna is forced to flee for her life. She is given shelter at a manor farm, but all is not as it seems. A child goes missing and Janna puts her life on the line to find him, but who can she turn to for help—Edwin, the outlaw who stole from her
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Random House Australia (first published 2006)
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Ceri Elin Anwen
Apr 14, 2015 Ceri Elin Anwen rated it liked it
I received a copy of this novel from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It appears to have been renamed 'Unholy Murder'.

This novel is fascinating – not from a plot perspective, but because of the details the author provides about the lives of nuns in the middle ages, and the knowledge she shares about early medicine. From the little I know of these things, they appeared to be accurate and well-researched.

There was one thing that bugged me all the way through, and this is the premise the
Annemarie Macken
The second book in this series following the life and adventures of Janna, a young and inquisitive orphan in the Medieval period. The story continues from the first book and portrays the new troubles that plague her as she flees from the dangers that surround her. The character is continuing to grow and develops her aptitude for healing and detective skills along the way. She has a likeable quality, but her constant distrust of everyone around her, even those that treat her well, can be a little ...more
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Mar 13, 2015 Kristy (Book Frivolity) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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POV's: Singular
Narrative: Third person, subjective, limited.

This series really is delightful so far! The word 'flurry' comes to mind. Or, torrential downpour on occasions. Pulman stacks quite a lot in 268 pages, but it works nicely in this sort of limited third person narrative mystery. There isn't a lot of of peripheral noise to get backlogged in, so every thing you do get

Apr 14, 2016 Helen rated it liked it
Janna is again facing enemies and solving mysteries in the second book in the series. She is suspicious of everybody, which gets a bit annoying at times, but I guess she can't solve the mystery TOO quickly. A child and a dog feature in this story, also some broken fences she has to mend. Title of the book here in Australia is "Stolen Child".
Niamh Griffin
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Apr 27, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed Stolen Child. This is the first I have read anything by this author and it definitely will not be the last. I have already added all of the books of the series on my wish list.
Great book!
5 stars
Hollie Dunstan
Jun 27, 2015 Hollie Dunstan rated it it was amazing
What an exciting book! I was completely shocked and excited to see where Janna went on her journey in the second instalment. I now can not wait to read the next book.
Kerryn Taylor
This story was a little too drawn out but I still found the plot and characters interesting enough to keep me reading a bit each night.
Debbie Johansson
Nov 16, 2012 Debbie Johansson rated it really liked it
This second book in the series sees Janna disguised as a boy, trying to solve the mystery of a missing child and finding herself in even more danger. Although this story doesn't bring her any closer to finding her father, it does strengthen her relationships with other characters, including Hugh and Godric. A good mystery and love triangle to keep the reader turning the pages. I look forward to reading more in the series.
Dec 20, 2015 Belle rated it really liked it
Once agauin, the author has turned out a great book. It was very interesting, and well written. The only thing I didn't really like was that she didn't really do much. Sure, she was finding the kid, but she's supposed to be finding her father. I think she should get on with it!
Selah Bell
Dec 20, 2011 Selah Bell rated it really liked it
Once agauin, the author has turned out a great book. It was very interesting, and well written. The only thing I didn't really like was that she didn't really do much. Sure, she was finding the kid, but she's supposed to be finding her father. I think she should get on with it!
Jun 28, 2012 Aynab rated it really liked it
This was amazing! I just love the plot and the mystery involved!
Feb 28, 2011 Hafiza rated it it was amazing
Book 2 in Janna' s struggle to find her Father. Loved it!
Apr 13, 2009 Alyss rated it it was amazing
this is something i would do,dress as a boy
Nov 16, 2009 Samantha rated it it was amazing
:) I love this series
Aug 17, 2010 Clodagh rated it liked it
loved it. 3.5 stars.
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I grew up (a long time ago!) in a small bush town in Africa. No TV, iPods, computer games and surfing the internet – you could say I had a very deprived childhood! Not so. Instead, for entertainment I learned to read. Books became my windows to the world: they told me about dragons and fairies and magic. They told me about other countries and other cultures. They told me about myself. And I have n ...more
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