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The Passion of Dolssa
The Passion of Dolssa | Julie Berry
I must write this account, and when I have finished, I will burn it. Buried deep within the archives of a convent in medieval France is an untold story of love, loss, and wonder and the two girls at the heart of it all. Dolssa is an upper-crust city girl with a secret lover and an uncanny gift. Branded a heretic, shes on the run from the friar who condemned her mother to death by fire, and wants Dolssa executed, too. Botille is a matchmaker and a tavern-keeper, struggling to keep herself and her sisters on the right side of the law in their seaside town of Bajas. When their lives collide by a dark riverside, Botille rescues a dying Dolssa and conceals her in the tavern, where an unlikely friendship blooms. Aided by her sisters and Symo, her surly but loyal neighbor, Botille nurses Dolssa back to health and hides her from her pursuers. But all of Botilles tricks, tales, and cleverness cant protect them forever, and when the full wrath of the Church bears down upon Bajas, Dolssas passion and Botilles good intentions could destroy the entire village. From the author of the award-winningAll the Truth That's in Mecomes a spellbinding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page and make you wonder if miracles really are possible.
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I love it when we take like completely unknown historical event, item or person and build something around it. I've always found religion in a historical context and its use to impose power of (predominately) rich men. Dolssa was a fascinating character on her own but I loved the surrounding cast. I couldn't quite see the settings being painted but everything else was good. I don't think this is really a read for someone who doesn't like history.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Catching up on my back catalogue of Julie Berry titles

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CharissaWeaksAuthor
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Tonight‘s read.

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Johanna414
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Doing a little #audiocleaning and #audiocooking in preparation for Nina‘s 1st birthday party tomorrow. I‘m not sure about this book yet...

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chlolovesbooks
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️ 2/5

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coastalreader
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Intense and heartbreaking.
I had a hard time reading the hard copy, so I switched to audio and fell in love.

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LizGotauco
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@24in48 #shelfie challenge! Snapped a quick one before heading off to the beach - hence my tantalizing shoulders 😉😉😉 #24in48 #24in48readathon

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LizGotauco
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Started @24in48 Readathon at 8 AM (as early as I could muster) with a religious text of sorts - The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Betty (on audio). This is the most religious thing I own, a book of Waterhouse paintings, full of martyred, chaste, and virtuous heroines. #24in48

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Kyrie.Lynelle
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I just couldn't get into this one. The writing style wasn't bad, but the plot was slow and put me to sleep every time I tried to pick the book up. I can see how readers more into historical fiction would really dig this one though. #DNF

hermyknee You changed your name! 3y
Kyrie.Lynelle Yeah...I figured it was about time I stop hiding behind my cat 3y
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Kyrie.Lynelle
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"What did you think, that heretics grew horns?"
I had heard words to that effect. Horns, and giant genitals, too. ? #metameta

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geekymomma
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This book was amazing though you had to pay attention and unfortunately with my two littles when I got to the end I was very much lost. Fortunately the author created a page on her website to clear up some things. http://www.julieberrybooks.com/about-the-ending-unraveling-the-passion-of-dolssa

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lisslalissar
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I appreciated the writing from the beginning, but the story didn't really grab me until the main characters all came together (about 100 pages in). After that, though, I couldn't put it down.

abbylibrarian Good to know! I'll stick with it! 3y
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Bkwrm7
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Trying out tracking my stats in a concious effort to diversify my reading. At 2/9 books by POC and 2/9 about LGBTQ+ characters I don't have a high bar to clear to get better, but hope to do so. Favorite book read was The Passion of Dolssa but I read a ton of great stuff this month. Also need to find some good backgrounds. In the meantime enjoy my tomato sauce.

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Guiltyascyn
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What is that I spy? Is it...a suitcase of books? Why that must mean I'm moving!
I received an amazing job offer and will be moving from my tiny Florida town to Columbus, OH! And I have about two and a half weeks to do it. 😅
Time to take these babies on the road!

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Medieval France is winning all the awards this year! The Inquisitor's Tale won a Newbery Honor and The Passion of Dolssa won a Printz Honor. I've had The Inquisitor's Tale for awhile but I hadn't even heard about The Passion of Dolssa. I'm so excited to read them both!

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abbylibrarian
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The Youth Media Awards were announced this morning so it's time to catch up on titles I missed last year! (Ignore this cover - it has a pretty one now!) #alayma

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merelybookish
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A new audiobook. Some YA about two girls (one mystic, one matchmaker) in southern France during the Inquisition.
It's a contender in the kidlit version of the Tournament of Books hosted by the School Library Journal called Battle of the Kids' Books. (You can find the full list at blogs.slj.com/battleofthebooks) What can I say? I do like me some book bracketology.😀

RanaElizabeth Oh, boy. I don't know if I would call this YA but other than that, I loved this book. 3y
merelybookish @RanaElizabeth Interesting! I assumed it was YA since it was included in a kid/teen book contest. But YA is such a slippery category. 3y
RanaElizabeth @merelybookish My curiosity about the YA tag is only for the language used, it's very heavy and can skew archaic because of the time period being portrayed. 3y
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BookishlyPleasant
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#Gypsy is quite enjoying her life with me :) She is a fellow book lover ;) #CatsofLitsy

Libby1 Yippee! I have a tortoise shell cat. 😻 3y
BookishlyPleasant Gypsy is my baby 3y
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Bkwrm7
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Starting off my 2017 reads with this excellent audio production. 2/3 of the way through and I'm so worried for all of them!

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GirlNamedJesse
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I've been slooooowly making headway in this one. Honestly, if I didn't already like the author I'd have bailed by now. The setting is lush and so wonderfully described, and the characters are multifaceted and interesting, but...I just can't see where it's going. I'm almost halfway through so I'm hoping it picks up soon!

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bigdamnbookgeek
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This book was so much more than I expected. Don't let the title throw you off like it did for me. I let this one sit off to the side for months.

This is the tale of Dolssa, a noble French woman from the time shortly after the crusades, who was falsely convicted of heresy. It's the tale of the three independent sisters making their way in the same time and country. It is definitely worth your time. The audiobook narrators were really good too!

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bigdamnbookgeek
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This book is nothing like the name and cover let me believe. I kind of love it. I'm 3 for 3 this week!

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booksareallyouneed
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This book was amazing. It is one of those books that you can't stop thinking about after you finish it. I loved the setting- 13th century France and Spain (unusual, especially for a YA novel), and I also loved how every character was important, even if you don't originally realise that they play a vital part in the story. They were all so well developed. The plot was excellent, for the whole last 3rd especially I was like 😱. Highly recommended!!!

booksareallyouneed I also just have to add, the research that went into this book is phenomenal. Further proof of this is the section at the back of the book dedicated to extra info on the historical setting behind the book, plus references to sources of research. 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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These are calling my name @TheBookmarkPR Boutique - My tastes today are rather eclectic! (@jaimitapr and @gibblr are with me on a bookstore day! Bliss! 💜💚💜)

BookishFeminist United States of Jihad is really good & fascinating 👍🏼 4y
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Missusb
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I wrote a long review of this complex book: http://readingtime.com.au/passion-dolssa-2/. I loved it a lot.

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Missusb
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So I completely loved every complex, confusing, and captivating thing about this. But must also confess to not getting it all. I knew there was something about that last chapter that would impact on the rest of my reading, so to the the web I went, searching for answers. I got them. #supersecretsite

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Missusb
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So I completely loved every complex, confusing, and captivating thing about this. But must also confess to not getting it all. I knew there was something about that last chapter that would impact on the rest of my reading, so to the the web I went, searching for answers. I got them.

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mollykh
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Started this because Marjorie Ingall told me it's nearly flawless. Now about to make the 6yo go to bed unjustly early so I can get back to it. Like nothing I've read before, and totally spellbinding.

misswendyd I loved her previous YA book ALL THE TRUTH THAT'S IN ME. I need to find time to read this! 4y
mollykh This was totally extraordinary and I loved loved loved it. 3y
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actualdisneyprincess
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It really wasn't my favorite. It took almost three months for me to read it, and the constant use of italicized vocabulary that was a blend of so many languages was awfully distracting. Could have been worse, but also could have been so much better.

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Missusb
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I was stunned by 'All the truth that's in me' and have high hopes for the next book by Julie Berry. Just need to get uni assignment done first. #bookhype #coverlove #ya

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jenna_friebel
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After reading 2 starred reviews of this book today, I decided to start it during my lunch break. YA historical in Medieval France!