The Dance Tree
Captivating historical fiction that explores themes still painfully relevant. In sixteenth-century Strasbourg, hundreds of women begin dancing madly in what the city leaders describe as a plague (or a possession) that must be driven out. Amidst this turmoil, Lisbet’s sister-in-law is set to return from a seven-year penance for a crime that no one will reveal to LIsbet. As the truth begins to unravel, so does Lisbet’s quiet life tending bees and visiting with her best friend Ida. Lives intertwine in ways Lisbet had never imagined, and soon various deceits, forbidden love, jealousy, vengeance, bigotry, and ignorance propel this enthralling story to inevitable consequences. Recommended by Nancy
“An intriguing, haunting novel pulsing with raw, beautiful emotion.