Thank you to Goodreads group, “Shut up and read!” and to Jen, for this great review!
February 20, 2012
This was an amazing book. I have always been very interested in the story and life of Joan of Arc, and I greedily gobble up any bit of information I can read on her. Ever since the first time my grandma showed me the painting of Joan by Jules Bastien-Lepage, I have been entranced by this amazing person. This book was full of interesting information about Joan, and I especially enjoyed that Joan’s own 15th century trial testimony was used. In the synopsis I read that the author has a decade of research under her belt in preparing for and writing this book, and this fact definitely comes through in the reading. Magnificently written, and the full color photos were an added bonus…very beautiful. I would recommend this book to anyone who has a deep interest in Saint Joan, anyone who has no idea what Joan’s story is, and would like to learn more about her, and everyone in between. Thank you for a wonderful book!