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by Ginger Garrett

Genre: Inspirational, Historical Fiction

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Readers are in for a wild ride with Garrett's second novel in the Chronicles of the Scribe series. Set in Sicily during the Black Plague of 1347, it's rich with historical detail and Christian beliefs. It's also full of contrasts: thrilling but romantic, pitting greed against compassion, occasionally confusing and yet a page-turner. Garrett's writing makes these differences work together.

After a ship docks in a small village in Sicily, many unexplained deaths follow. Three women take
different paths in dealing with this. Panthea, a baron's daughter, works
on improving her finances. Gio, an outcast healer, tries to help those in need with her potions and herbs. Mariskka, a visitor from another time, helps the priest by comforting those who come for last rites. Who will survive this plague and who will perish? (DAVID C. COOK, Sep.,
304 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed By: Cheryl Hanson

Publisher: DAVID C. COOK

Published: September 2009

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