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In a land fraught with religious strife, they must break the barriers between status and faith to forge a fresh future in a new world… After her Huguenot father is arrested, aristocrat Suzanne Richelieu escapes Versailles. Handsome German peasant, Johan Rousch, risks his life to bring her to the safety of his family’s farm in the Palatinate duchy, but when Suzanne’s brother and the French army arrive with a warning that they plan to burn the area, she and Johan are forced to flee. With no money or options, both become indentured servants in exchange for safe passage to Philadelphia. Suzanne falls gravely ill aboard ship and marries Johan, only to survive with no memory of the wedding—a reality made worse when Johan spots the “priest” who married them working as a surveyor and later in Quaker cleric garb. Are their wedding vows valid? When Suzanne's former fiancé arrives in port, planning to abduct her, Johan must save her again—but can he do so before Suzanne is lost to him forever?


Carrie Fancett Pagels is a multi-published award-winning author of Christian historical romance. Twenty-five years as a psychologist didn't "cure" her overactive imagination! She resides with her family in the Historic Triangle of Virginia, which is perfect for her love of history. Carrie loves to read, bake, bead, and travel – but not all at the same time!

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Exquisite , breathtaking, faith filled, and masterfully written is how I will begin my review. I have been swept away to a time in 1742 where religious wars were raging. How ironic that we still seem to have that same problem even today? The story sweeps through history with gracefulness and kept me so involved in the story I couldn't put it down.

Suzanne is a beautiful French woman with noble blood who must hide that she is a Protestant. She is in extreme danger when her father is captured and must flee her home for a safer place. I can't image the fear, and anxiety she was faced with. She knew she had to leave the home she loved so much and the family she felt safe with. Her determination to seek a new place was well written and I could feel her inner strength. The author has done an amazing job of developing Suzanne and brought her to life with her vivid display of words. I felt her agony as she fled and her hopeless as she tried to keep her faith strong.

Suzanne meets Johan who seems to be the answer to prayer. He is very strong and his faith is steadfast. He sees that Suzanne is desperate to seek a new place to go for safety. Will he be able to keep her safe? Can Suzanne trust this man she barely knows? I loved the journey they take as they travel to a faraway land. The boat they find themselves on was described with great depth. I could feel the boat as it rocked back and forth. There were many people on the boat all looking for a new start. Will they all survive the dangers of the sea?

The book is filled with a beautiful historical background that takes readers on a journey through a time when survival was hard and faith was strong. I loved how the author had her character's rely on their faith and prayed for guidance and help. Freedom is something we sometimes take for granted. Will Suzanne and Johan find freedom? I loved this story that covered deceit, trust, faith and freedom.

"Don't worry, God has a plan for you."

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Has been posted to Amazon and goodreads and will appear on my blog tomorrow.

I enjoyed the relationship between Johan and Suzanne. The way he always sought to protect her was endearing and the way she finally declared her feelings to him was perfect. From a large picture stand point, the story was really good, with enough danger to keep it interesting.

However, along the way, certain things stood out and lowered my esteem of the story. Johan's brother would switch from hateful to kind from scene to scene, and it seemed at times that Suzanne's understanding of German would change from proficient to sorely lacking. As well, the conflict about who would accompany her to the colonies felt largely unnecessary.

The story was what kept me interested. While at times the writing did not flow as well as it could, Johan was a great character and I wanted to find out how he would win both Suzanne's love and her trust. I would recommend it to those who love good characters above all else in a novel.

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Have read another book by this author and enjoyed it. This one starts out in 1700's and this time frame interests me as I recall a short lived TV show, covington crossings that I really liked because the female did everything her brothers did, even better at some things like archery.
Suzanne and her mother have their secret gotten in the hands of the bad guys and they msut flee leaving her father and brothers behind to defend from those who want to kill those who don't go along with the religion.
She was to marry Etienne and leave to rule over the Carribean estate of the family. The women head to her grandmother's and are stopped often along th eway trying to escape. They make it but she's not there, won't be for another week but others can tend to them...
Her whole life changes and Johan brings her to safety for a bit til things calm down. She thinks she can still get to the colonies...
So many come and go from her life as she attempts to make it to the colonies. Very good story line, enjoyed it.
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I finished this book a few days ago, but can't quit thinking about it. I fell in love with Johan along with Suzanne as their romance took them through war-torn France and onto the American colonies. This story is rife with history and emotion but my favorite part is the staunch belief of the Huguenots that won't let them worship any God but the one they serve. Though they face death, their belief system does not waver, and when Suzanne meets the God of her parents during illness, she embraces her newfound faith with eagerness. Johan loves Suzanne - will do whatever it takes to keep her safe. His simple farm background and daring missions to deliver help to those in need endear him to Suzanne despite her high society upbringing. Ms. Pagels has written a poignant story of love amidst war and hardship and romance against all odds. Laughter, tears and many surprising twists await as you traverse the pages of this book. It is a love story you will not soon forget. This review is posted on amazon, Goodreads, and Barnes & Noble

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The religious persecution the Huguenots suffered in Europe remains important to history. I cheer Carrie Fancett Pagels on for bringing their struggle to the forefront in Saving the Marquise’s Granddaughter. I’ve recently been made aware of their plight and was glad to read another novel depicting it. The story sheds light, also on the social layers confining people in their lives with no hope of changing their situation but for the hope of fleeing to the New America. When they did sail away, they would become indentured servants to pay for their passage across the ocean. Once they landed they belonged to whoever purchased them and for however long it took them to repay the fee. 
Suzanne leaves her home and travels through Europe in pursuit of freedom from the troubles brought upon her by her parent’s faith. She endures more than any woman of her social stature could even imagine. Follow Suzanne on to America as she seeks the freedom and love she desperately wants. Will her experiences drive her to God, break her, or open her eyes to the humble man, Johan who loves her?
I recommend reading Saving the Marquise’s Granddaughter. You will be enlightened and moved.
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Wow, this story started with a bang and grabbed me from the first page.  Danger at every turn and suspense thrown into the mix! Suzanne has no clue who to trust and her faith is not strong enough to help her. Johan’s path crosses hers and he has big decisions ahead of him. I loved the fast paced action and the twists at every corner. Danger during a time when proclaiming your beliefs got you killed, running and hiding are what you know.  Suzanne’s life takes her to places she has never been and a future she can’t see.  I could feel Johan’s struggles and Suzanne’s doubts and trying to understand her feelings. So deeply moving! I highly recommend this beautiful story for those who want encouragement during despair and the romance to make you smile. This author has a gift!!

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