When Jessica regains consciousness in a French hospital on the day after the Paris attacks, all she can think of is fleeing the site of the horror she survived. But Patrick, the steadfast friend who hasn’t left her side, urges her to reconsider her decision. Worn down by his insistence, she reluctantly agrees to follow through with the trip they’d planned before the tragedy.
“The pages found you,” Patrick whispered.
“Now you need to figure out what they’re trying to say.”
During a stop at a country flea market, Jessica finds a faded document concealed in an antique. As new friends help her to translate the archaic French, they uncover the story of Adeline Baillard, a young woman who lived centuries before–her faith condemned, her life endangered, her community decimated by the Huguenot persecution.
“I write for our descendants, for those who will not understand the cost of our survival.”
Determined to learn the Baillard family’s fate, Jessica retraces their flight from France to England, spurred on by a need she doesn’t understand.
Could this stranger who lived three hundred years before hold the key to Jessica’s survival?
You guys, these books this month are hitting me hard. The Space Between Words is a book that gets you in all the deep places. What a read from Michele Phoenix.
There is so much depth and emotion to this book. Some surprises too. After the Paris attacks, Jessica deals with being a victim of the tragedy. Will she ever be able to face life with her once-bright outlook again?
Taking the trip she planned with her friend, she stumbles across a sewing case and the hidden pages within. Those pages lead her on a journey of discovery—not only about the woman who wrote them during Frances persecution of the Huguenots but also of herself.
When fear and PTSD strike, when her mind takes her back to the Bataclan where she hid from terrorists, when life becomes too overwhelming to face, Jessica’s friends surround her.
Read this one with a tissue box near but don’t miss out on this beautiful story of hope and living life after evil tries to steal it away.
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