Excellent, Young Adult, Julie Berry, Religion, Family, Historical Fiction, Women Mystics, Heritics, 12th Century, France
Botille is satisfied helping her sisters run their tavern, until she finds a girl dying on the side of the road. Moved with compassion, Botille rescues Dolssa even though she is fleeing the Church that has branded her a heretic. Keeping Dolssa safe from prying eyes is a challenge, but when miracles of healing spread through the town they can’t hide Dolssa’s real power. It’s is soon clear that Dolssa’s presence has put the whole town in danger until they commit to renounce the heretic and repent. Unable to do anything but support Dolssa, Botille and her family find they must made difficult choices that could force them to lose everything.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Passion of Dolssa,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 37
, Article 17.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol37/iss6/17