Rue for Repentance (Janna Mysteries #2) (Paperback)
After her mother dies and her home is burned to the ground, Janna is forced to flee for her life. She is given shelter at a manor farm, but all is not as it seems. A child goes missing and Janna puts her life on the line to find him, but who can she turn to for help—Edwin, the outlaw who stole from her in the forest; the villain Godric, who has turned against her; or Hugh, the handsome nobleman, who stands to gain everything if the child dies? Janna needs all her courage, wit, and common sense to solve the mystery of the child's disappearance, but time is running out.
"This novel introduces some new characters while maintaining momentum and atmosphere, especially in the descriptions of medieval village life: the hard work, the pungent smells, fear of disease and joyous festivals . . . The ending is thrilling, simultaneously solving the mystery and starting Janna on a new path, this time to refuge with the nuns at Wiltune Abbey.” —Fiction Focus
“This is engaging reading. The well-researched past is presented as attractive, with resonant dilemmas for Janna, such as being a woman in a patriarchal society, class oppression and suspicion of those who are different.” —Pam Macintyre, Australian Book Review