Lady Sybil's Choice

Emily Sarah HOLT (1836 - 1893)

This historical novel is set in the 1100s in France and Jerusalem, following the First Crusade. Part of the story of Guy of Lusignan (a real historical character) is told through the eyes of his fictional sister, Elaine.

Guy travels to the Holy Land to reclaim it from the Saracens. Elaine follows afterward, finding upon arrival that her brother has fallen in love with Sybil, the sister of the leper king of Jerusalem. Queen Sybilla, a real historical character, is surrounded by political intrigue as she prepares to ascend the throne, which threatens her upcoming marriage to Guy of Lusignan.

The story, however, is not primarily about the history of the period, but about the spiritual journey of Elaine to repentance and saving faith in the era of the medieval Church. How will Elaine's frail peace of mind, which depends on earthly things, cope with the looming storms on the horizon? - Summary by TriciaG

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Rachel
00:02:37
Play 01 Guy Takes the Cross Rachel
00:34:56
Play 02 Two Surprises for Elaine Rachel
00:30:33
Play 03 All is not Gold that Glitters Rachel
00:38:33
Play 04 A Journey—and the End of it Rachel
00:32:17
Play 05 Curious Notions Kathleen Moore
00:32:38
Play 06 The Perversity of People Kathleen Moore
00:35:42
Play 07 A Little Cloud Out of the Sea KHand
00:23:05
Play 08 As Good as Most People KHand
00:27:03
Play 09 Elaine Finds More than she Expected KHand
00:31:44
Play 10 Preparing for the Struggle KHand
00:29:29
Play 11 The Calm Before the Storm Rita Boutros
00:32:31
Play 12 Will She Give Him Up? Rita Boutros
00:20:10
Play 13 Waiting for the Inevitable April6090
00:24:20
Play 14 Sybil's Choice Campbell Schelp
00:25:25
Play 15 Historical Appendix Campbell Schelp
00:20:25