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March 22, 2017



Volume 1
The Battle between Love and Hate
Valeria Lopes

In the year 1510, in France, we were at the time of the Inquisition, and in this period, in the name of God, untold barbaric acts were committed. In a small village in the south of the kingdom, the matriarch of one of the most prestigious families in Court forged an accusation of witchcraft, sending a beautiful and humble young woman to death by burning at the stake.

When everything happened Helen was only 17 years old and the allegation which
led to capital punishment was her black cat. Due to the notoriety of the Werck family, the church loyal to their wealthiest collaborators didn't even bother to investigate the veracity of the accusation. During the trial the inquisitor slandered, tortured and killed all of Helen's closest relatives, personally delivering her death penalty in a public square.

However, these events unleashed extreme and supernatural reactions, when the spirit of the accused was divided between love and hate, with unforeseen consequences to the lives of all involved in this romantic saga of two souls in love.


 There is a fine line between love and hate. It's like they walk hand in hand. This is a story of two lovers, curses  and reincarnation.  I believe you have to enter this book with an open mind.  It's fiction, it's fantasy, it's another world.  Enter it and enjoy.

What happens when there is  love and  hate  at the same time?  Let's go into the year 1510, France at the time of the inquisition.    Religion was a force to be reckoned with back then. You followed the religion or there was a price to be paid.   A young, lovely woman was in love and thus that love caused her death.  She was burned at the stake.  Not because she was in love, but  because his family didn't approve.  The young girl was a mere 17 years old and what actually led to her death was a black cat, and black cats were associated with witchcraft.  Witchcraft was a crime that was often the death of many back then.   Through the course of the trial, as such, all of Helen's loved ones were tortured and killed.  Then Helen was taken to the public square and burned. The man Helen loved was accused by his mother but when the death from burning at the stake occurred,  his mother was devastated.  She didn't want the girl's death but only to separate her son and Helen. The author gives you suspense, a touch of witchcraft, love, hate and an emotional ride.   Persecution for unproved circumstances.  A black cat, a mother wanting something else for her son, a young woman in love and all of it destroyed by vicious lies.This may be a look at what happens when you love someone and someone else hates. When the two mix, it can cause terrible circumstances.  Romantic, yes, Heartbreaking, yes!  

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  Takes you back in time and the hint of witchcraft intrigued me.  The book was a quick read and well written.  A bit of historical content of what it was like back in 1510.  Remember, there is that fine line between love and hate and when you cross that line, terrible things can happen, even death.

I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book  5  STARS. 


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