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Charis in the World of Wonders: A Novel Set in Puritan New England

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Charis in the World of Wonders: A Novel Set in Puritan New England

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"When I swung over that windowsill, everything changed for me. We are meant to go in and out of doors in civilized style, but my mother bade me climb into woodsy wildness and a darkness flushed with crimson light and torches …" Clambering into the branches of a tree, a young woman flees flaming arrows and massacre. She will need to struggle for survival: to scour the wilderness for shelter, to strive and seek for a new family and a setting where she can belong. Her unmarked way is costly and hard. For Charis, the world outside the window of home is a maze of hazards. And even if she survives the wilds, it is no simple matter to discover and nest among her own kind—the godly, those called Puritans by others. She may be tugged by her desires for companionship, may even stumble into an intense love for a man, and may be made to try the strength of female heroism in ways no longer familiar to women in our century. Streams of darkness run through the seventeenth-century villages of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Occult fears have a way of creeping into the mind. What young woman can be safe from the dangers of wilderness when its shadowy thickets spring up so easily in the soil of human hearts? Much will oppose Charis' longings for renewal and peace; she must pursue and discover the hero's path to a larger, more vivid life.

Marly Youmans is an award-winning author of fiction and poetry. Her other novels include Catherwood, The Wolf Pit, Glimmerglass, Maze of Blood and A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage.

ISBN: 9781621643043

ISBN-10: 9781621643043

Publisher: Ignatius Press

Publication Date: 03/25/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/25/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 331

Language: English


Fiction / Christian / Historical