In the Shadow of the Sun King: A Darkness to Light novel (Book 1) - eBook  -     By: Golden Parsons
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In the Shadow of the Sun King: A Darkness to Light novel (Book 1) - eBook

Thomas Nelson / 2008 / ePub

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As punishment for being Protestant in 17th-century Catholic France, Francois and Madeleine Clavell lose their estate. But Madeleine stands up for her faith---no matter the risk. Will she go so far as to use her sinful past as leverage with the king? Her choice could impact her family's future, permanently! 384 pages, softcover from Nelson.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 9781418571627
ISBN-13: 9781418571627
Availability: In Stock
Series: Darkness to Light

Publisher's Description

Madeleine Clavell--beautiful, fiercely faithful, outlaw.

As Huguenots in 17th-Century France, Madeleine Clavell and her family defy French law daily. Though they live in comfort and happiness in the French countryside, their Protestant Christianity is considered traitorous. But they are wary. Persecution is surely at hand.

Then King Louis XIV's dragoons arrive, forcing the family from their country estate. Madeleine must gather her courage and seek out the king in his royal palace at Versailles.

Because Madeleine has a secret. Though years and a thousand choices have separated them, Madeleine and King Louis have a history together. One she feels certain he has not forgotten. She will risk everything to speak to him again. But will the impetuous king choose to save her...and her family? And if so, at what price?

Publisher's Weekly

Madeleine Clavell, the heroine of this fast-paced if narrow historical (the first in a planned series), is a former lover of Louis XIV and, unfortunately for her and her family, a Huguenot. When her family is harassed by Louis's dragoons, she goes to Versailles to exploit her past relationship with the king, but her plan backfires and soon her husband is a galley slave, her daughter is sent to a convent for Catholic re-education and she and her sons are headed to Switzerland for protection. There, with the help of a courtier and her unshakeable faith, she reunites with her husband and daughter and escapes the influence of Louis XIV without forsaking her religion. While the importance of faith and surrender to God is repeatedly used as a blunt instrument and many of the characters are thin caricatures, Parsons dramatizes nicely the historical period and its religious strife. Parsons is intent on ensuring happy endings for the Clavells, and readers of a similar worldview should enjoy following the family's travails. (Oct.)Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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