Christophé, the Count of St. Laurent, has lost his entire family to the blood-soaked French Revolution and must flee to an ancient castle along the southern border of France to survive. But the medieval city of Carcassonne proves more than a hiding place. Here Christophé meets the beautiful widow Scarlett, a complex and lionhearted woman suddenly taken by the undercover aristocrat’s passion for astronomy and its influence upon his faith. Although their acquaintance begins brightly enough, when the Count learns that Scarlett is related to the man who murdered his family, he turns from love and chooses revenge. Heaven only knows what it might take for Christophé to love again, to love his enemy, and to love unconditionally.
Given I had the absolute privilege to read this story of Jamie’s in its formative stages, I am probably not without a little bias and wanted to tell you so before you read my comments! Bearing that in mind here are my thoughts!
I loved everything about Scarlett & Christophé’s story ~ the location, the historical setting, the characters, their interaction and the circumstances that led them together. You won’t find colourless, stilted interaction in a Jamie Carie novel, her characters are vibrant, full of passion and angst in equal measure, as they face tragedy in the turbulent years of the French Revolution, a period of time that changed the world. Christian publishing needs authors like Jamie, who provide engrossing, vivid tales of flawed characters seeking both love and faith, with zeal and fervor. Love’s First Light is a top notch read for anyone who loves to be transported to another time and place for the mere price of a book!
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