A Captivating Journey of Love and Courage

In Find Me in the Stars, a captivating journey of love and courage, author Jules Larimore masterfully transports readers to the mysterious, mountainous Occitanie region of southern France during the late seventeenth century. Against the backdrop of religious persecution, Larimore weaves a tale of ordinary people who embark on a perilous journey in search of hope and freedom.

The Courage to Escape

Find Me in the Stars by Jules Larrimore

At the height of the French monarchy’s persecution of Huguenots, our hero, Jehan BonDurant, and a fascinating group of escapees set out on a secret route out of France. Their destination: a place without strife and persecution. Larimore’s vivid descriptions immerse us in the rugged beauty of the treacherous landscape they travel through, where danger lurks at every turn.

A Forbidden Love

As Jehan and our heroine, Amelia, face heartbreak and separation, their conflicting histories threaten to tear them apart. Amelia’s forbidden healing skills must remain hidden, while Jehan grapples with his past as an innocent child turned nouveau converti. Amidst deception and betrayal, they must find faith to challenge insurmountable obstacles.

Complex Characters and Believable Situations

Larimore’s characters come alive on the page. Jehan and Amelia evolve into complex individuals whose struggles resonate with authenticity. Their well-drawn friends and enemies who challenge them with their loving demands or their betrayals  add depth to the narrative. The tensions among faith, love, and survival keeps readers eagerly turning pages.

A Riveting Blend of History and Fiction

Larimore deftly integrates historical context into her storytelling. The persecution of Huguenots by King Louis XIV’s dragoons serves as a powerful backdrop for this tale of resilience. The Cevennes mountains become more than scenery and setting—they symbolize danger, hope, and longing.

Final Thoughts: A Captivating Journey of Love and Courage

*Find Me in the Stars* is more than a historical novel; it’s an emotional journey that lingers long after you’ve turned the last page. Larimore’s prose invites readers to explore themes of love, sacrifice, and inner strength. If you’re seeking an immersive experience that will touch your heart, this book is a must-read.

About Author Jules Larimore

Jules Larimore is an author of emotive, literary-leaning historical fiction bringing past cultures to life. Her Purpose is to impart hopeful human stories that are not only entertaining, but also inspire positive change and encourage an intimate relationship with the natural environment.

Influenced by a love for history and anthropology—from ancient times through the Renaissance and Enlightenment—Jules uses captivating historical settings, then distills and blends them with a dose of magic, myth, and romance to bring hopeful human stories to life. This second in her series is a perfect example. Discover more at her website

The Muse of Freedom—a novel of 17th Century France
Read my review of Jules’s first novel in this series above.
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