[Book Review] The Anticipated New Release from Sherry V. Ostroff

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By Sherry V. Ostroff

The much anticipated new release from Sherry V. Ostroff is here! And it is everything I hoped it would be.

Expulsion Sherry V. Ostroff Spanish Inquisition Jewish literature

Ostroff sets her newest historical fiction work at a perilous time in Jewish history, the Spanish Inquisition. Like her previous works, this story is impeccably well-researched. Ostroff subtly historical details, adding intricacies to the writing, painting a vivid picture of the time period.

True to Ostroff’s past historical heroines, Basseva is a strong-willed, forward thinking young woman who was raised in an influential family. As a result, she enjoyed freedoms other members of the Jewish community did not in the kingdom of Ferdinand and Isabella. But as pressures increase in the Christian court, Basseva is faced with difficult choices.

Ostroff does a wonderful job of exploring the difficulties of maintaining religious belief and ritual practice at an incredibly dangerous time in Jewish history. You’re not going to want to miss this story.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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About Sherry V. Ostroff

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Sherry V. Ostroff earned a Bachelor’s in education from Temple University and a Master’s in history from Millersville University. She has taught all levels: elementary, secondary and college. Ostroff happily devotes her time to writing, her family, and traveling around the world. She lives with her high school sweetheart in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

EXPULSION, A NOVEL OF THE SPANISH INQUISITION, is the author’s latest historical novel about the horrors of the Inquisition, the injustice of the Edict of Expulsion, and one woman’s attempt to survive them both. Editorial Reviews: A 5 star winner from Reader’s Favorite. “While you read this book, you will experience many emotions as you watch

love, horror, violence, hate, jealousy, death, torture, and family unity unfold before your eyes in one novel and done so spectacularly. ” Literary Titan – “EXPULSION is a spellbinding and sophisticated novel that is emotional, dramatic, and entertaining.” SPR – “The depth of research behind this novel is undeniably impressive, as is Ostroff’s mastery of suspense and dialogue. ” Midwest Book Reviews – If only one book were to be chosen about the Inquisition’s experience, it should be EXPULSION.”

The author’s first book is THE LUCKY ONE. It is based on her mother’s memoir detailing her frightening escape from Eastern Europe in the 1920’s. Her second book, CALEDONIA, is an award-winning historical novel about two women living 300 years apart but bound by mysterious circumstances. The story covers a little known historical event that changed the course of history. Midwest Book Reviews calls Caledonia “Exquisitely Compelling.” The sequel, MANNAHATTA, was published in 2021. Kirkus Reviews says this about the book: “This exciting, well-written historical novel will delight fans of this genre.”

Visit the author’s website at sherryvostroff.com. Ostroff is available to meet/zoom with book groups and offers PowerPoint programs on the art of writing.

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