If you've never heard of Kate Mosse, I'm here to tell you to read her! Labyrinth, her first novel, knocked me over, it was so fantastic. Historical fiction at it's absolute best. I was ready to pack my bags and journey to France pronto. It has since, and will always, remain one of my favorite reads. Ever. Do yourself a favor and find a copy.
Here's her latest book. It was published in England a while ago, but has finally made it over to the U.S. It also takes place in France. This is my quickie review from Goodreads:
A story about a young man, Freddie, who is lost in the grief of losing his brother George during World War 1. His search for peace leads him to a small village in France, where, on a cold winter's night, he meets Fabrissa. Is she real? A ghost? How will she help him overcome his grief? This is a great tale. I love Kate Mosse and her use of actual historical events during the Middle Ages in France. What happened then still haunts the people, villages, and mountains. It's a quick read, but very thoughtful.
It's pretty simple. I love books. I am that annoying person who always asks what you're reading, then gives you recommendations whether you want them or not. Reading is my stress-relief, my meditation, my constant companion.