The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry


Reviewed by Melissa Beck (Library Staff)

This refreshing historical fiction takes us to a time and situation not often represented in teen literature–1241 France, where an innkeeper and her sisters find Dolssa, a young woman branded a heretic for her religious “gift” for healing. These strong, independent sisters find themselves and their town in grave danger as they protect Dolssa from a vengeful friar looking to burn her as a heretic.

Berry does a fantastic job illuminating a dusty medieval topic with vibrant color and life. The town is full of dynamic, relatable characters and the story is steeped in historical detail and intrigue.

Located in Teen Fiction (TEEN FIC BERRY)


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