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A family torn apart by persecution. A country's global power play. Will England's ruler turn their reunion attempt into a desperate bid for survival? New York, 1689. Jacob Delpech thinks day and night about his wife and child. He's determined to reunite with his family in London, but New York’s brutal winter deep-freeze has ruined his carefully laid plans. With transport A family torn apart by persecution. A country's global power play. Will England's ruler turn their reunion attempt into a desperate bid for survival? New York, 1689. Jacob Delpech thinks day and night about his wife and child. He's determined to reunite with his family in London, but New York’s brutal winter deep-freeze has ruined his carefully laid plans. With transport across the Atlantic at a standstill and European politics on the verge of upheaval, his chances of ever making it home grow slimmer by the day…Snowbound in Switzerland, Jeanne Delpech’s heart aches for a loving reunion with her husband. To make it back to London, she and her son must travel across extremely treacherous terrain. But the biggest obstacle between her and Jacob's embrace may be the journey through dangerous enemy territory…When England’s new king triggers fresh battles with France and her allies, the family’s plan to reunite falls into ruin. As both husband and wife begin their hazardous trek to London, war creates an impossible chasm between them. Will Jacob and Jeanne reunite, or will religious persecution tear their family asunder forever?Land of Hope is the conclusion to the riveting Huguenot Connection historical fiction trilogy. If you like rich, bustling history, fast-paced action, and characters facing brutal hardships, then you'll love Paul C. R. Monk's compelling novel. Buy Land of Hope to forge a 17th Century path to freedom today!


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A family torn apart by persecution. A country's global power play. Will England's ruler turn their reunion attempt into a desperate bid for survival? New York, 1689. Jacob Delpech thinks day and night about his wife and child. He's determined to reunite with his family in London, but New York’s brutal winter deep-freeze has ruined his carefully laid plans. With transport A family torn apart by persecution. A country's global power play. Will England's ruler turn their reunion attempt into a desperate bid for survival? New York, 1689. Jacob Delpech thinks day and night about his wife and child. He's determined to reunite with his family in London, but New York’s brutal winter deep-freeze has ruined his carefully laid plans. With transport across the Atlantic at a standstill and European politics on the verge of upheaval, his chances of ever making it home grow slimmer by the day…Snowbound in Switzerland, Jeanne Delpech’s heart aches for a loving reunion with her husband. To make it back to London, she and her son must travel across extremely treacherous terrain. But the biggest obstacle between her and Jacob's embrace may be the journey through dangerous enemy territory…When England’s new king triggers fresh battles with France and her allies, the family’s plan to reunite falls into ruin. As both husband and wife begin their hazardous trek to London, war creates an impossible chasm between them. Will Jacob and Jeanne reunite, or will religious persecution tear their family asunder forever?Land of Hope is the conclusion to the riveting Huguenot Connection historical fiction trilogy. If you like rich, bustling history, fast-paced action, and characters facing brutal hardships, then you'll love Paul C. R. Monk's compelling novel. Buy Land of Hope to forge a 17th Century path to freedom today!

30 review for Land of Hope: A Historical Fiction Novel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Trish

    The resilient and adaptable Delpech family finally reach some imperfect and unreliable sanctuary. The section describing Jacob’s experiences as an army officer fighting for William of Orange in Ireland is perhaps the most successful of the trilogy. The horror of that conflict is probably softened to some extent. Jacob matures personally as a result of realising that the Irish Catholics have also suffered. He has had to compromise with his conscience several occasions during his hazardous travels The resilient and adaptable Delpech family finally reach some imperfect and unreliable sanctuary. The section describing Jacob’s experiences as an army officer fighting for William of Orange in Ireland is perhaps the most successful of the trilogy. The horror of that conflict is probably softened to some extent. Jacob matures personally as a result of realising that the Irish Catholics have also suffered. He has had to compromise with his conscience several occasions during his hazardous travels, but remains an influence for good. There are a few mistakes in the course of the three novels, some rather basic, like Bourbon France using the republican tricolour and the Pope granting a monopoly of trade with South America to Spain, whereas Portugal was also so privileged, which does undermine confidence in the narrative.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jill

    Fascinating book! I have really enjoyed reading The Huguenot Connection Trilogy and Book 3 was just as interesting and well-written as the first two in the series. Land of Hope was aptly named as it tells the final leg of the Delpech family's journey to freedom and reunification as they relocated to a new country where they would be free to worhip as they wished . What trying times early Christians faced! It is very apparent that this book was well-researched as the details really make the story Fascinating book! I have really enjoyed reading The Huguenot Connection Trilogy and Book 3 was just as interesting and well-written as the first two in the series. Land of Hope was aptly named as it tells the final leg of the Delpech family's journey to freedom and reunification as they relocated to a new country where they would be free to worhip as they wished . What trying times early Christians faced! It is very apparent that this book was well-researched as the details really make the story come alive. Mr. Monk writes with much description so that it is easy to envision the struggles as well as the joys of this family. I will miss the Delpech family but hope to read more of Mr. Monk's writing in future adventures.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Tam

    This novel is the culmination of a fantastical journey back in time that showcases rich details of a bygone era. The obviously copious amount of historical research that went into this book is superbly evident throughout. Monk is a master at putting you on an emotional roller coaster that you don't want to get off of. This story magnificently highlights the tragedy and triumph of the human spirit. The characters are complex, heartwarming and so realistic that it is easy to become invested in thei This novel is the culmination of a fantastical journey back in time that showcases rich details of a bygone era. The obviously copious amount of historical research that went into this book is superbly evident throughout. Monk is a master at putting you on an emotional roller coaster that you don't want to get off of. This story magnificently highlights the tragedy and triumph of the human spirit. The characters are complex, heartwarming and so realistic that it is easy to become invested in their plight. Their show of faith, strength, endurance and unity in the face of persecution and hardship is profoundly inspiring. *I received a complimentary ARC of this book in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    This trilogy allows one to look into the clash between Protestants and Catholics in France and somewhat in Great Britain. Traversing the time period of 1685 to about 1695, a family is faced with unbelievable forces that compel them to choose between family, faith an county. I loved the history embedded in this trilogy, but felt the last book was the weakest in the series. I did learn so much about this time period however.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Aighmi*

    The history in this, the final book in the trilogy, fascinated me, as it did with the other books. It was even more impactful, based as it is in a true, historical family. Mr. Monk does a wonderful job of fleshing out the characters and weaving the history in to the plot and action. My only complaint remains an occasional use of excessively flowery language, but don't let it deter you from this excellent conclusion to this series. The history in this, the final book in the trilogy, fascinated me, as it did with the other books. It was even more impactful, based as it is in a true, historical family. Mr. Monk does a wonderful job of fleshing out the characters and weaving the history in to the plot and action. My only complaint remains an occasional use of excessively flowery language, but don't let it deter you from this excellent conclusion to this series.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mike Palmer

    I read the trilogy back to back and it was a thrilling and tense adventure from page one of book one to the final page of the final book Land of Hope. All characters are richly drawn and you feel the pain of the Delpech family as they lose their home, belongings and each other as they are torn apart and have to try to reunite their family despite the difference in distance between them. I thoroughly recommend each of the novels that make up this trilogy, I could not put them down!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Benford

    Overcomers A vast array of characters covering a period in history that I knew little about. History came to life through the turmoil. And amid the dangers and uncertainty, the resolve of the Huguenots prevailed, at great sacrifice. It helps one to appreciate the freedoms that we enjoy today. Well done!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Vera G

    Faith How much should your religion matter? Huguenots gave all their earthly possessions and home land to flee being forced to belong to the Catholic church. I enjoyed all three books.

  9. 4 out of 5

    shannon Bonfigt

    Enjoyed the history of this era of France and the Huguenot story. I enjoyed the three books of this interesting history. This was a real page turner for all the adventures this family went through. Around the world, New world and European history all in this trilogy.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Colleen Callegari

    Land of Hope enjoy historical novels. The separate.lives of Jacob and Jeanne filled with dangers, hopes,despair finally resolution to their common .goals to.reunite the family through perserverance.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jackie

    This third book in the trilogy is so disappointing. It is so wordy and loses the depth of the characters. It is filled with needless wordy descriptions and near additional tragedies. I just didn’t even care anymore so skimmed the last 200 plus pages and had my closure, somewhat.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Giandomenico Rende

    Excellent trilogy covering a time of religious turmoil in France. Many Huguenots moved to America. Thoroughly recommend reading the three books. Well written and very well documented. The author did a great job researching the history of the time.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Karen Ball

    Land of hope The last book of the trilogy. Jacob and Jeanne are still working to get together. Both go through many adventures as the week to meet up. Loved the characters and history of this trilogy.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Margaret E. Moffa

    Excellent chronology. Enjoyed reading of this Huguenot family. I love family chronicles. These books are so interesting. Had not read much of this religion and the trials they went through, very intetesting.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Alistair Dunlop

    A wonderful insight into the lives of those who lived through this troublesome time for some. Not much has changed in the centuries since. Living conditions for some are much better, but as I read it I realised that attitudes have not. A great piece of writing and highly recommended.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly Kay Ashley

    Great reminder of what Great reminder of what our forefathers suffered for freedom of religion, one we would do well to remember in today's climate Great reminder of what Great reminder of what our forefathers suffered for freedom of religion, one we would do well to remember in today's climate

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Singleton

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  18. 4 out of 5

    Jackie

    What an outstanding book. This deals with persecution of a family in long ago England. A major storm in New York prevents him from getting to his family. Superb

  19. 5 out of 5

    Quilting Tangent

    Action and adventure. Read the conclusion of this triolgy to see if the Delpech family will be reunited and what other struggles they have to endure.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jodi Reinholt

    I greatly enjoyed this series, however by the time I got halfway through this third book I felt it was beginning to drag out and so I skipped to the last couple of chapters to see how it ended.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia Zawojski

    I was disappointed with the ending. I felt it was rushed and without the depth of the rest of the books.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Anam Cara

    This was an amazing trilogy about a French Huguenot family and the suffering they endured for their faith under the reign of King Louis XIV who wanted France to only have on religion - Roman Catholicism. At the beginning of this, the final installment, Jacob has made it to NY, while Jeanne is in Switzerland. Jacob is reunited in NY with tow women he met on this original voyage to the Americas and spent time in the company of in the Caribbean. The younger woman is now married to a man who gave him This was an amazing trilogy about a French Huguenot family and the suffering they endured for their faith under the reign of King Louis XIV who wanted France to only have on religion - Roman Catholicism. At the beginning of this, the final installment, Jacob has made it to NY, while Jeanne is in Switzerland. Jacob is reunited in NY with tow women he met on this original voyage to the Americas and spent time in the company of in the Caribbean. The younger woman is now married to a man who gave him great help in gaining his freedom. He is offered land to help the other settlers with their businesses. He is told that they will hold the land for him until he returns with his family. His main thought is to get to London. Jeanne is with Huguenot friends who escaped with her from France. They are very close having bonded over their sons who were the same age although now the other couple's son has died in a tragic accident. Paul is almost a surrogate son for them. Eventually, Jeanne knows she must make her way to London where she and Jacob had agreed to meet. I found it hard to follow what exactly was happening in Ireland since I am woefully ignorant of the Nine Year's War and had to read sections several times to put things in order in my mind.. There were some surprises at the end, for me it was mainly where they eventually settled. There was foreshadowing of the ultimate family's finances in England in the books when Jeanne was attacked twice as someone tried to steal items she had sewn into a coat lining and later her purse. I found this book slower than the second one. Some of what Jeanne went through was just a repeat of what had happened to her earlier. Although she did attend a Huguenot church in London, her faith was not the central point in this book. The same can be said of Jacob. While there were trials he had to face, it did not seem that his religious faith made that much difference in his actions and responses. He acted as any moral man might. This series is about people who stood firm for their religious beliefs. By the third book, however, their problems seemed to stem more from their ethnicity than from their religious beliefs. Once living where they were able to practice their faith unencumbered, it seemed to take a back seat to their everyday lives. They had become somewhat complacent to their church. I found this disheartening. While I certainly wasn't hoping for martyrdom, I would have liked to have seen them more clearly live out their faith.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Doris Northup

  24. 5 out of 5

    Fairy Bosley

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Williamson

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lynda

  27. 4 out of 5

    Susan

  28. 5 out of 5

    Dorothy A. Seiling

  29. 5 out of 5

    peter burkardt

  30. 4 out of 5

    Victor J. Rojas

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