The Space Between Words / by Michele Phoenix. 3.20.2019

Thomas Nelson ISBN 9780718086442

Adult Rating: 4

Jessica is a victim of a mass shooting in Paris, France, and when she regains consciousness is confused and disoriented. Her friend Patrick seems to continue to be the rock he has always been for her, but is he really? Staying at a rural French B&B, her new friends help her regain some semblance of normalcy as well as assisting in her research to translate some very old documents she finds in a beautiful antique sewing box. Could these stories of Huguenot Protestants and their persecution help her to understand her own search for trust in a loving God?

The Huguenot accounts are inspiring and bring about a spiritual change in Jessica who is questioning why God would allow this type of massacre to happen.

The story is beautifully told with a rather unusual plot, but this reviewer did have some trouble keeping track of the Huguenot characters in their writings. The author could have made that a little easier to follow.

Ceil Carey, CLJ