Reviewed By Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers’ Favorite

J.P. Robinson begins Bride Tree with Pope Clement XIV commissioning twelve-year-old Fabio (aka Alexandre) to a life of deceit and destruction. His mission is to destroy the Bourbon rule of King Louis of France. All this so the Catholic church can step in and rule France. Shunned by the child bride, Marie-Antoinette, Maximilian is determined that she will be the instrument of the king’s destruction.

Meanwhile, Philippe de Valence, also twelve, secretly visits a renowned preacher, John Wesley, in disguise and has a spiritual experience that the Catholic church would frown upon.

This sets the plot for twenty years later when the characters are in place and the key person, Viviane de Lussan, enters Paris. Her near-death experience allows her to see the turmoil the working class faces as they struggle just to eat, while the queen is uncontrollable in her spending. Salome blames all aristocrats for the death of her brother and unites influential men who wish for a change in government.

Will Viviane yield to spying on Queen Marie-Antoinette and whom will this information benefit?
 
I found Bride Tree by J.P. Robinson to be a fascinating historical story. I will never view France’s history the same way as the author forms an intriguing plot about their lives. The multiple characters give this novel depth and variety from many walks of life.

Each person has a unique personality and goal which overlap in the destruction of the king and queen. The treatment of the poorer class is sad, while the upper class is vile and deceptive.

Robinson gives a realistic view of what people in this time period would have faced and the need for change when those governing do not have the best interests of the people in mind.

An enchanting romance woven with espionage, and a power struggle that will keep any historical fan charmed and mesmerized.

—Readers’ Favorite

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m giving away 5 (FIVE) Bride Tree audio-book copies.😱 😯 Here’s how it works:

1. Buy a copy of In the Shadow of Your Wings from 1/16-1/23 (only the paperback version is eligible).Multiple purchases=multiple entries so buy a copy for a friend!

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3. You’ll be automatically entered in a drawing for a FREE audio-book version of Bride Tree.

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Winners will be announced on Monday, 1/28.

Be blessed,

JP Robinson


Everything starts with a vision.

Have you ever been consumed by an idea?

If you have, you’ll know how I felt in 2017 when I first began to draft Bride Tree. But this wasn’t just any ordinary idea; it was inspiration sparked by a sermon preached by the late WM Branham, called The Restoration of the Bride Tree. 

I wanted to write an allegory of the Church, chronicling its rise, fall and rebirth throughout the past 2,000 years. But I didn’t want to just give a theological lesson—I purposed to infuse lessons relevant to 21st century women, such as the preoccupation with external beauty instead of character.

And so, Bride Tree was born.

Set in the heart of the French Revolution, Bride Tree fuses alternative history with Scriptural allegory in an explosive historical romance that defies our understanding of love.

Almost one year after its original publication, I’m proud to announce that Bride Tree is now an audio book being carried by major retailers such as iTunes, Amazon and Audible.

Bride Tree is also available on the Barnes and Noble, Amazon and other retailer websites in hardcover, paperback and e-book formats.

Special thanks to Helene Rousse, the talented Canadian artist whose beautiful French accent brought the story to life!

Immerse yourself in a world of intrigue, suspense, and an incomprehensible love. Listen to Bride Tree.

Thank you in advance.

JP Robinson

 

 

The shadow of the Great War looms over Europe, affecting everyone in its path.

Shadow of Your Wings

Leila Durand, an elite German spy charged with infiltrating the home of British icon Thomas Steele, sees the war as a chance to move beyond the pain of her shattered past.

But everything changes when she falls in love with Thomas’s son, Malcolm. Is there a way to reconcile her love for Germany and her love for the enemy?

Thomas Steele sees the war as an opportunity for his profligate son, Malcolm, to find a purpose greater than himself. But when Malcolm rebels, it falls to Thomas to make tough decisions.

The war’s reach extends to the heart. Eleanor Thompson finds her faith is pushed to the breaking point when her husband disappears on the battle front and her daughter is killed in a German air raid. Where is God in the midst of her pain?

In the Shadow of Your Wings presents inescapable truth that resonates across the past century. Then as now, the struggle for faith is real. Then as now, there is a refuge for all who will come beneath the shadow of God’s wings.

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