Joan: A Novel by Katherine J. Chen
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Genre: Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction
No. of Pages: 353
Date of Publication: 5 July, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
Katherine J. Chen can really write wildly engaging novels. After being offered an advance copy of Joan, I accepted because I enjoyed her Mary B novel so much. I'm glad that I did because this pulled me in from the very beginning and didn't let go until I finished the last page.
This isn’t the Joan of Arc you’re going to read about in a history book, but that doesn’t make this any less enjoyable (I hope that makes sense) as the story and writing are solid and you’re with this Joan, eager to see more behind the sainthood.
I really was drawn into this and fully enjoyed it, even though it didn’t tick all my boxes for historical fiction about real people. I’m glad I read this and am absolutely looking forward to reading more by Ms. Chen.
eARC kindly provided by Random House Publishing Group and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.