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kindle æ A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery Ú Sharan Newman

In The Difficult Saint Sharan Newman returns to medieval France and the murder haunted Catherine LeVendeur heroine of this acclaimed series After a harrowing stay with Catherine's in laws in Scotland Catherine and her husband Edgar have returned home with their two small children to live a life of peace at last or so they hope But soon the safety of those they love is uestioned as anti Jewish sentiment begins to grow in Paris Raised Catholic by her father Hubert who poses as a Christian while practicing Judaism in secret Catherine fears that the violence of the most recent crusa The Catherine LeVendeur mystery series is one of my favorite historical mystery series In addition to the impeccable research and the excellent uality of the writing what makes this medieval mystery series stand out is that the author incorporates into the series the medieval treatment of Jews She neither softens nor tries to justify the persecution of Jews during the Middle Ages but she does try to make the reader see the persecution from the medieval mindsetThis book is an excellent addition to the series which is best read in order Unlike in previous books where the persecution is opaue and non violent the Church's push towards a crusade has ignited anti Semitism throughout Europe and Catherine and her family are caught between the personal Catherine's sister is accused of murdering her newly married husband and the political the increasing violence against Jews The author even throws in some Cathars to add to the religious complicationsAs always the characters are interesting and well rounded The mystery is interesting and the religious issues well explainedI highly recommend this series

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The Difficult Saint A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery Catherine LeVendeurLe news Agnes's new husband appears to have been murdered by poisoning and Agnes is the prime suspect In spite of their differences Catherine believes in her innocence and knows that she must do everything she can to save her sister's life And when Catherine and her brood travel to Germany to begin sleuthing in a dangerously anti Semetic climate it becomes clear that Catherine and Edgar's long dreamt of life of peace remains in the distant future if they live to see it at allAt the Publisher's reuest this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied This book was difficult to read than the others More interaction between Jews and Christians and many disturbing scenes As the second crusade begins Christian sects vie with one another in their hatred of fellow man All this action is threaded through the mystery Catherine and Edgar must unravelCan't wait to read

Sharan Newman Ú Catherine LeVendeur kindle

The Difficult Saint kindle æ A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery ç moneyexpresscard ã In The Difficult Saint Sharan Newman returns to medieval France and the murder haunted Catherine LeVendeur heroine of this acclaimed series After a harrowing stay with Catherine's in laws in Scotland Catherine aDe will repeat itself victimizing members of her family but before she can put too much thought into that fate interruptsCatherine's estranged younger sister Agnes has returned to Paris with the news that she has been promised in marriage to a German lord Bitter about their religious differences Agnes wants no part of Catherine or Hubert except for the sizable dowry that Hubert can provide When Catherine and Hubert arrange for Agnes to be escorted to Germany with her dowry they assume that they have seen the last of herBut then one of Agnes's escorts returns to Paris with terrib This was a decent solidly written mystery with an interesting historical context this time a trip from France into Germany while Louis VII is ramping up for a Crusade but I felt it wasn't one of the best Catherine LeVendeur books I've never been entirely sold on the large number of viewpoints in these books and in this one particularly I felt that Catherine's voice had been lost in the multitude One or two of the new characters seemed hurriedly developed as wellThe central mystery plot itself was fine although the reader's knowing so much than the sleuths makes for less exciting revelations Some of the later character in peril parts were much gripping The violence that has been brewing in the Europe these books depict was vividly and disturbingly portrayed although it would be hard put to be uite so grim and bloody as Cursed in the Blood the previous book in the series I was satisfied with some of the ongoing character arcs and conflicts that resolved here although there were some unanswered uestions especially about Catherine's reaction to eventsNotes on audiobook narration This book had a different reader than the others I've listened to and I really didn't enjoy the change The French names are no longer given a French pronunciation in French you know Agnes sounds uite beautiful and the narration is rather monotonic Some dialogue was whispered so softly in comparison to the other lines and narration as to be inaudible and many characters including our heroine sounded inappropriately petulant