Featured Official Review: Envoy of Jerusalem by Helena P. Schrader

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Post by Reuben 92 » 24 Sep 2017, 04:07

Thanks Cloe101, I hope I persuaded you to give it a go!
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Post by Cloe101 » 24 Sep 2017, 05:16

Reuben 92 wrote:Thanks Cloe101, I hope I persuaded you to give it a go!
Yes, you did
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Post by Reuben 92 » 24 Sep 2017, 07:11

Excellent! Let me know your opinion when you finish it :)
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Post by readandsmile » 30 Sep 2017, 05:45

I like this book because I love Jerusalem. Thanks for your review, I am excited to read the book.
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Post by Reuben 92 » 30 Sep 2017, 06:38

No problem, readandsmile! I hope you enjoy it :)
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Post by CatInTheHat » 10 Oct 2017, 09:06

One of my nephews is really into this time period. Would it be appropriate for a high schooler?
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Post by Reuben 92 » 10 Oct 2017, 10:54

It really depends on his age/maturity. There is mention of sex and a good bit of violence, but neither are explicitly described. Most of it happens offstage, as it were. Hope that helps!
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Post by Cloe101 » 13 Oct 2017, 09:27

I like the historical fiction genre, exceptional reviewer here, Reuben.
If you find the time drop by my review pls
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Post by Reuben 92 » 13 Oct 2017, 10:57

Thanks Chloe101, will do!
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Post by Sarah Immanuel » 15 Oct 2017, 11:48

Looks like an interesting book to read. Thanks for the review.

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Post by Reuben 92 » 15 Oct 2017, 14:57

Thanks Sarah Immanuel :)
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Post by Gifty Naa Akushia » 17 Oct 2017, 11:58

Great review, good job to the author.
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Post by Reuben 92 » 17 Oct 2017, 13:33

Thanks Gifty Naa Akushia :)
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Post by Mirimo Paul » 02 Nov 2017, 00:20

Envoy of Jerusalem seëls to provid me with more beautiful historical facts compared to other Books i have been reading example wrestling with the church by Arthur james and roll of thunder hear my Cry by mildred d. Taylor. Am mirimo paul

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Post by Reuben 92 » 03 Nov 2017, 10:30

Thanks Mirimo Paul for your comment. I agree - it is full of great detail, wonderfully presented. Thanks!
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