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Journey of Strangers (Mendoza Family Saga Book 2) [EPUB] ✸ Journey of Strangers (Mendoza Family Saga Book 2) By Elizabeth Zelvin – Thomashillier.co.uk Joanna is one of , Jewish children torn from their parents on the Lisbon docks and sent as slaves to S o Tom , a pestilential island off the African coast Diego Mendoza and his sister, Rachel, return Joanna is one of , Jewish children torn from their parents on the Lisbon docks and sent as slaves to S o Tom , a pestilential island off the African coast Diego Mendoza and his sister, Rachel, return to Spain after two years with Columbus in Hispaniola, heartsick at the destruction of the Taino With their friend Hutia, a Taino survivor, they search war torn Europe and the pirate infested Mediterranean for the family Journey of Kindle - they lost when the Jews were expelled from Spain Joanna endures abuse and tragedy, determined to surviveIn Istanbul, in the heart of the Ottoman Empire, Rachel finds work in the Sultan s harem Hutia, determined to marry her, adopts a new name and a new faithOnly Diego s life still lacks purpose Inspired by tikkun olam, the Jewish mission to repair the world, he sets sail for the hell Jews call the Isle of CrocodilesA Kindle Scout winner.


10 thoughts on “Journey of Strangers (Mendoza Family Saga Book 2)

  1. J.R. J.R. says:

    This is the second in Zelvin s trilogy about the adventures of Diego Mendoza and his sister Rachel, and a worthy addition to the series.Diego and Rachel have returned to Spain in 1495 with their Taino friend Hutia after their devastating experiences in the Caribbean with Christopher Columbus Spain, and much of Europe, is in turmoil, which frustrates their efforts to reunite with the Mendoza parents and siblings with whom they lost contact when the Jews were expelled from Spain.In alternating ch This is the second in Zelvin s trilogy about the adventures of Diego Mendoza and his sister Rachel, and a worthy addition to the series.Diego and Rachel have returned to Spain in 1495 with their Taino friend Hutia after their devastating experiences in the Caribbean with Christopher Columbus Spain, and much of Europe, is in turmoil, which frustrates their efforts to reunite with the Mendoza parents and siblings with whom they lost contact when the Jews were expelled from Spain.In alternating chapters, the novel introduces Joanna who, two years earlier, was among several thousand Jewish children wrested from their families in Portugal, forced to convert to Catholicism and sent as slaves to an isolated island off the coast of Africa Joanna is subjected to sexual and physical abuse and is forced to watch helplessly as her young brothers succumb to the dangers of the island before she escapes into the jungle, uncertain of her chances for survival.Diego, Rachel and Hutia follow clues which take them first to Italy and then to Turkey in search of their family Though often forgotten today, Muslims were also victims of expulsion from Spain and the enlightened Ottoman Empire made Jews and other refugees welcome while they were oppressed by Christian Europe In Istanbul the Mendoza clan finds freedom to follow their religion and renewed hope for a happier future I m already looking forward to the third novel Zelvin provides a helpful afterword, historical timeline, bibliography of her sources and a glossary of Hebrew, Aramaic, Spanish, Portuguese, Taino, Latin, West African, Arabic and Turkish terms used in the novel


  2. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Historical fiction are among my favorite genres I especially liked this one because it was about events I was unfamiliar with The writing is good, the story moves along at a fairly good pace, and the detail of events and places adds to the enchantment of the story It was a book that kept my interest from start to finish.


  3. Norma Huss Norma Huss says:

    This is a Kindle Scout book I received since I nominated it I first met one of the main characters, Diego, in a short story when he was a boy sailing with Columbus.This takes place a few years later in the 1490s It s a long, involved story of Diego, his sister, Rachael, and, in a separate story through most of the book, a young girl, Joanna The history of that time with the Jewish main characters, the Christian, and Muslim characters draw a picture of another time, but one that we can still r This is a Kindle Scout book I received since I nominated it I first met one of the main characters, Diego, in a short story when he was a boy sailing with Columbus.This takes place a few years later in the 1490s It s a long, involved story of Diego, his sister, Rachael, and, in a separate story through most of the book, a young girl, Joanna The history of that time with the Jewish main characters, the Christian, and Muslim characters draw a picture of another time, but one that we can still recognize A worthwhile book to understand cultures, while still immersed in a story that shouldn t be missed


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