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A Prisoner of Versaille
Thomas Nelson (September 1, 2009)
Golden Keyes Parsons
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
In her deep plowing of the heart, moving from tears one moment to laughter the next, Golden will touch your heart with her dynamic Bible teaching, combined with her vivid personal examples, moving from tears one moment, to laughter the next, all the while communicating the message that God is faithful–keep trusting Him. She has a passion to communicate the Word of God in such a manner that will lead to godly living.
Golden, and her husband, Blaine, have just retired as pastors at Faith Mountain Fellowship Church in Red River, NM. They have three grown daughters and eight grandchildren. Her testimony and myriad of life experiences lend a touch of authenticity to her teaching. She loves to speak for women’s conferences, seminars, luncheons, retreats and Mother/Daughter events.
If deep Bible teaching that brings the Scriptures alive is what you want, Golden is the speaker you need.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Having fled their homeland of France because of the persecution by Louis XIV, the Clavell family seeks refuge in Switzerland. However, the king is not about to let the recently widowed Madeleine, his childhood sweetheart, escape that easily. He sends musketeers to kidnap her and her oldest son, Philippe, holding them captive in his opulent palace. King Louis is suspicious that Philippe could be his son, and he’s enraged by the growing affection of one of his courtiers for Madeleine.
Will Madeleine escape the king with her life or lose everything that she’s fought so hard to keep?
A Prisoner of Versaille is a fast moving, easy to read historical romance/adventure set primarily in seventeenth century France. In it the reader is given an inside look at court life during the reign of King Louis XIV as well as his ruthless determination to have his wishes enforced and a brief glimpse at the religious conflict between the Huguenots and the Catholics. I was a bit disappointed with the abrupt ending but understand that it leaves the door open to the next installment of the series.
This book has a great deal of spiritual content so it would not be a good choice for those who are offended by that (as evidenced by many reviews on Amazon). However for those like me who enjoy Christian fiction, if you like the Regency type historical novels, A Prisoner of Versaille might just be your cup of tea.