Victoria, Australia Author Publishes Historical Fiction
August 16, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsAugust 16, 2016 - Jehovah's Jouster: A Story of the French Huguenots, a new book by James Fearn, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.
Jean de Brienne, a distant cousin of the King of France, was born into a Huguenot family early in the sixteenth century. When the Regent renounced the Edict of Nantes, it suddenly became lawful to murder Huguenots with impunity and so Jean decided to escape to England with the aid of the Channel Freedom Riders, a secret people-smuggling operation.
Once in Canterbury, Jean de Brienne soon came to the attention of some of the aristocracy and the Royal Navy. The growing public animosity toward the Huguenots from the English population was generating a level of social unrest toward Francoise and others of her friends as they strove to be cooperative and community-minded, a challenge that could not be ignored much longer.
In his adventures, Jean's naval service with Sir Francis Drake brought him face to face with the phenomenon of slavery. With each encounter, Jean's morals and fundamental beliefs are put to the test and he must fight to stand up for them.
About the Author:
Inspired by a playmate's family history, James Fearn researched the Huguenots during the Reformation period. With his playmate's approval, Fearn named his protagonist, Jean de Briene, after his dear friend. This is his fifth novel.
Jehovah's Jouster: A Story of the French Huguenots is a 184-page paperback with a retail price of $15.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-2428-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at www.dorrancepressroom.com or our online bookstore at www.dorrancebookstore.com.