Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Act of Faith by Kelly Gardiner

Act of Faith by Kelly Gardiner (Published by HarperCollins Australia, July 1, 2011)

England,1640. Sixteen-year-old Isabella is forced to flee her home when her father’s radical ideas lead him into a suicidal stand against Oliver Cromwell’s army. Taking refuge in Amsterdam and desperate to find a means to survive, Isabella finds work with an elderly printer, Master de Aquila,and his enigmatic young assistant, Willem.
When Master de Aquila travels to Venice to find a publisher brave enough to print his daring new book, Isabella accompanies him and discovers a world of possibility -where women work alongside men as equal partners, and where books and beliefs are treasured.
But in a continent torn apart by religious intolerance, constant danger lurks for those who don’t watch their words. And when the agents of the Spanish Inquisition kidnap de Aquila to stop him printing his book, Isabella and Willem become reluctant allies in a daring chase across Europe to rescue him from certain death.

This book looks so good that I will have to order it online from Australia. The historical setting sounds really interesting!


danya said...

Oooh, I hadn't heard of this one before but I like the cover and the fact that publishers in Venice are involved! And when you add in the Spanish Inquisition, how can you go wrong? Thanks for introducing me to this one!

Christina T said...

Act of Faith does sound fantastic. I hope they publish it in the U.S. If not I might have to order it from Book Depository. Thanks for sharing this!

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