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Book Review: Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki and Owen Pataki

Title: Where the Light Falls
Author: Allison Pataki and Owen Pataki
Genre: Historical Fiction
Published: July 11, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Source: Random House
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Four individuals make their way through the changing landscape of Paris during the time of the Revolution and its aftermath. Jean-Luc and his wife Marie move to the city from southern France hoping to become involved in the new government focused on liberty, equality and fraternity. Disillusionment threatens to overcome them as the new leaders embrace the guillotine as an alternative to true justice. AndrĂ© denounces his noble birthright and joins the revolutionary army to avoid the same fate of other nobility. He promises to defend his new country from outside enemies who would return the king to the throne. And Sophie, the widow of a nobleman finds herself trapped under the so-called protection of her uncle, which becomes an even bigger problem when she meets AndrĂ©. 

Heavily focused on the perspecti…