Book Review: Dove and Sword: Nancy Garden

Dear reader I couldn’t sleep so I finished reading “Dove and Sword: A Novel of Joan of Arc” by Nancy Garden. I picked up this book in the Nook store on my tablet because it seemed interesting and it was on sale for $1.99. My personal review of the book is as follows:

I really enjoyed the characters, the main storyline(in general), writing style, and the pacing. I personally felt as though I was there in the world with the characters watching everything happen. I definitely felt for Jean and Gabrielle(I hope that I will have courage like theirs whenever I need it). would have loved to see a spin-off with what happens next Gabrielle, I want to add here as a side note (**Spoilers ahead for the ending of her romantic plotline so don’t read ahead dear reader if you haven’t already finished reading the book**)

I personally don’t understand why the girl at the end of the book(especially if she’s a main character, and yes, dear reader I understand that this can’t apply to Joan, I am specifically speaking about Gabrielle in this case in terms of my gripe with this romantic plotline) never seems to “get the guy” as happens for the hero in most cases.

It could’ve been nice to see Gabrielle get her happy ending especially when it would’ve been with a man who could help her with her education and wanted her to pursue it whilst still being in love with her which is very rare given the time period of history its set within(and yes, dear reader I understand that it’s fictional however I still feel like it would’ve been nice to see).

Overall I personally think that if you like stories about Joan of Arc. I recommend checking out this book. Or if enjoy storylines featuring strong female characters set within the time period of Joan of Arc.

I personally rate this book a 7 and half out of 10. Happy reading dear reader 😊. Please like and share this review if you enjoyed it doing so helps me to get approved by publishers and authors for future books and helps others to find my reviews 💟.

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