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Seventeen-year-old-Hope rebels against an arranged marriage in medieval England. Her uncle, Baron John of Colchester, schools her in languages and especially in the Scriptures while her betrothed, Richard, remains missing after pursuing fame and the Church's approval in the Crusades. Robert, son of the Earl of Chelmsford, tempts her to defy her family and give in to his pr ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published September 14th 2011 by Findley Family Video (first published August 25th 2010)
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This book had a lot going for it: It was a sweet adventure and Romance story, written in an old-fashioned style, with a clear Gospel message. The use of contemporary songs and poems of this story were very impressive. However, there were a lot of aspects. that I could not agree with.

The characters were like modern American Evangelicals before their time: the story is set nearly 300 years before the Reformation, and a century before Wycliffe. The Catholic church is represented as entirely evil a
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Lisa
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Self-publishing can rise to the occasion, and honestly, Mary Findley is one of those authors who stands a head above the rest in her effort to achieve perfection. For those who love medieval history, the Crusader period in England, all things knights and espionage, everyday estate life, and purity of period detail, you will find an absolute GEM in this story.

It’s not a mystery, nor meant to be, when a long-missing son returns from the holy land to beg his father’s forgiveness. Having been to hel
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Lorel Kline
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An exciting tale of an arrogant man who leaves father and forsakes his 3 year old betrothed heading off to join the Crusades. When shipwrecked he becomes disheartened with his quest and joins the arabs denouncing his Christianity. He meets a young Arab lad who is able to help him communicate and teaches him arabic. They become friends and his new Arab friend helps save him many times. Through his many trials and difficulties he rediscovered his faith and is given incredible strength many times t ...more
Michael Findley
Jan 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Every Star Trek the fan must admit that nothing exciting ever happens until someone does something incredibly stupid. By writing this story from the first person point of view of a 17-year-old girl, Mary Findley makes the opening chapters very believable. Hope is stubborn, proud, ignorant and keeps the action moving. Unlike Star Trek, TV and movies in general, where the stupidity never seems to stop, Hope learns from her mistakes.
This is a highly readable histori
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