The Alhambra Decree
Read May 8, 2013
The Alhambra Decree (Book one of the Flower from Castile Trilogy) by Lilian Gafni is an excellent historical fiction. It depicts life in Spain during the time of Queen Isabella, Columbus and the Spanish Inquisition.
The story revolves around a young girl who is kidnapped because of her Jewish heritage. The author did a great job of developing each of the main characters in the story. They were very believable and easy to identify with. Lilian Gafni’s style of storytelling allowed you to feel the anguish and get into the mind of the characters. I love reading a book where you could almost smell the smells and hear the horse as the story goes along.
The author did an excellent job of weaving a complex tale with several storylines. It was easy to follow along and not get lost with each twist and turn in the various storylines. I especially like being able to put myself into story.
I really enjoyed The Alhambra Decree by Lilian Gafni and I highly recommend this book to all readers.
[Please note: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.]
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