Can you imagine living at a time when it was dangerous to believe certain things? Or to practice a particular religion? That may seem strange to us in this country, where we have always had the right to worship as we chose. But many people have had to struggle for their faith.
In England in 1662, it was dangerous to be a Quaker. Parliament has passed laws making it illegal not to take the oath of allegiance and to hold religious meetings. Quakers who broke these laws were beaten or imprisoned. This is the backdrop against which Will and Susanna fall in love.
The narrative in No Shame, No Fear goes back and forth between the two teens as they meet and become intrigued with one another—and as Will becomes intrigued by Susanna’s religion. He attends a few Quaker meetings out of curiosity, and soon he feels compelled to make huge changes in his life in accord with the religion. But his father does not approve of his newfound faith or of Will’s interest in Susanna.
This is a compelling story of love against the odds that fans of historical fiction will devour. Be sure to have the sequel on hand for those who want to know more about what happens with Will and Susanna.