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  • Reanne Powell

Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green




I was first captivated by the cover, and then by the rich historical world that Jocelyn Green created. This book has a steady, reflective pace, and the story is told from the perspective of Catherine, a young Mohawk/French woman. Being Canadian, it was a treat to finally find historical fiction set in my own country.


Well written, I’d recommend this book to those who enjoy history and love reading about life in the mid 1700’s. However, if you’re looking for something romantic and sweet, this isn’t for you.


I would say that “complicated family dynamics” was a prevalent theme in this story, and it was very difficult for me to fall in love with the characters. Despite their many struggles, I felt rather detached from them throughout the duration of the book. It was refreshing however to have an ending that resolved itself as it probably would have in real life.


All in all, Between Two Shores was not a waste of my time, but it’s also not one that I’ll be reading again.


⭐️ 7/10 ⭐️

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