Saturday, October 04, 2008
WIN In the Shadow of the Sun King by Golden Keyes Parsons
Leave a comment to win this fabulous Christian historical.
The Clavell family finds themselves at the mercy of King Louis XIV’s merciless dragoons, soldiers who terrorize the Protestant Huguenots and try to force them to convert to Catholicism, the state religion. Madeleine Clavell, who knew King Louis when they were both very young, believes she can persuade him to call off the dragoons. Her husband, Francois, and her mother, Elizabeth, both try to dissuade her from traveling to Versailles, but Madeleine is desperate. Surely the king cannot be heartless. Surely he must remember what they once meant to each other and he will show mercy to her and her family. It is a gamble which could cost her everything.
I had no idea that such persecution went on in France in the 1600’s. I found it very intriguing to “experience” through this story what it was like to be persecuted simply for believing a different doctrine. A dramatic story of love, betrayal, and persecution!
This is a powerful, fast-paced story that kept me guessing what might happen until the very end. I thoroughly enjoyed this family’s story. I can hardly wait to read the next book in the series, to find out how things turn out for each of the family members. I highly recommend In the Shadow of the Sun King.