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Act of Faith
Sixteen-year-old Isabella is forced to flee her home when her father’s radical ideas lead him into a suicidal stand against Oliver Cromwell’s army. Taking refuge in Amsterdam and desperate to find a means to survive, Isabella finds work with an elderly printer, Master de Aquila, and his young assistant, Willem.
When Master de Aquila travels to Venice to find a publisher brave enough to print his daring new book, Isabella accompanies him and discovers a world of possibility – where women work alongside men as equal partners, and where books and beliefs are treasured.
But in a continent torn apart by religious intolerance, constant danger lurks for those who don’t watch their words. And when the agents of the Spanish Inquisition kidnap de Aquila to stop him printing his book, Isabella and Willem become reluctant allies in a daring chase across Europe to rescue him from certain death.
Isabella was special. No she didn't have a new outfit everyday or royal parents or anything like that. The reason Isabella was special was because she was a 16-year-old girl in London in the year of 1640 who was educated. Isabella's father was against the king and that meant that he would not declare his faithfulness to him so when guards asked him to sign his allegiance to the king and he refuses Isabella was left on her own as he was taken away.
Isabella helps her father out of prison and they leave the Amsterdam by boat but when another tragedy occurred Isabella was sent to Master de Aquilla’s house In Amsterdam. Master de Aquilla like Isabella's father didn't follow the trends of the time and told people what they wanted to know and what they should know.
Sometimes being different can be dangerous so when Isabella, Master de Aquilla and his stubborn apprentice Willem travelled to Venice to print a book that no one else would dare to print there was always going to be consequences.
Act of faith was written by Kelly Gardiner and was published by Angus and Robertson (and imprint as HarperCollins publishers) in 2011 I'd recommend this book for readers boys and girls aged 12 to 17 and to anyone who enjoys action packed books.
This book is really good but if it different from me and don't like historical fiction books and then still read it because it is really interesting and an eye-opener. This book has a really shocking twists and turns and by the end you're glued to the book. If you're not a patient reader please become one, it is so important for some books just like this one as everything takes time and is definitely worth the wait.
What I loved about this book was the way it was written. As I read the book I felt scared when the characters were, sad when they were sad and happy when they were happy. Being able to feel what the characters feel helps you enjoy the book and understand what is going on. This book for me didn’t have many negatives but in a couple of bits it just went a tiny bit too long.
The author seems to have written this book because whilst sitting there reading you are finding out about history and not knowing it and also reading about how different things were 400 years ago. As this book is partially made up the author has been able to add her own touches and this helps you understand what is going on. It seems as though the author feels for these characters and knows what they are dealing with.
This book is part of a genre that has so many possibilities because there is so much history and so many different places it can come from. Kelly Gardiner writes all kinds of novels short stories and poetry for readers of all ages and she is a wonderful writer.
This book is definitely one to read. J