Plowshares in the Palatinate

A Novel




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/21/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 640
ISBN : 9781440152177
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 640
ISBN : 9781440152184

About the Book

During the 17th century religious struggles in Europe, French Protestants or “Huguenots” are obliged to flee their Catholic homeland or face execution. Although it has already been ravaged by the many battles fought in that region during the Thirty Years War, one small German state, the Rhenish Palatinate, offers refuge to anyone who wants to try and live there. After fleeing France and living for a time in Holland, a young Huguenot tries to reconnect with his former countrymen and his heritage, bringing his growing family along with him as he joins a group of French colonists who have come to this rural outpost seeking religious freedom. Establishing a viable settlement on the banks of the Rhine River proves to be a greater challenge than anticipated, threatening collective as well as individual survival. The hardships that they endure take the pioneers to the limits of their mental and physical capacities, testing their faith in their god and their faith in themselves.

About the Author

Phyllis Harrison actually enjoys doing historical research and reading old courthouse documents. With deep roots on the North American continent, interests in history and genealogy and a first career in finance and property law, it was inevitable that her writing would combine these interests on the printed page.