Out of Many Waters by Jacqueline D. Greene

Out of Many Waters

By Jacqueline D. Greene
Level 7

This off-the-beaten-track book was a great find! Not only is this historical fiction book well written and uplifting, but the plot is captivating, the characters are compelling, and the time period is interesting. Two Jewish sisters are kidnapped by religious friars and sent to a monastery in Brazil for “reeducation” during the Portuguese Inquisition in 1654. When the sisters implement an escape plan, a suspenseful adventure ensues. Don’t judge this book by its cover; this is a fantastic and suspenseful story that most readers will really enjoy while also learning more about people, places, history, and Jewish religious customs. I do not recommend the sequel to this book because of an inappropriate scene.

Reviewed by Jenny Phillips

Region Brazil and North America
Period 1650s
Genre Historical Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
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