When King Louis’ soldiers descend on the Clavell estate, Madeline Clavell and her husband, Francois, send their two sons into hiding to protect them from the soldiers. Madeline, once a close friend of the king, travels to Versailles to persuade him to protect her family. But Louis demands a price far too dear and Madeline refuses.
Enraged, Louis orders the Clavell estate burned, the servants executed, and Francois sent to the Bastille. Madeline tries to race the soldiers home to protect her family from Louis’ wrath before it is too late.
I knew little of church history between the Catholics and the Huguenots, so I found that part very interesting. The book got off to a bit of a slow start, but once things got moving, I couldn’t put it down. The characters were complex and the storyline was gripping. The book leaves some unanswered questions for a sequel that is coming out soon. I look forward to what happens next with Madeline Clavell. Recommended.
Age Range: 16 and up
Genre: Historical fiction
Part of a Series: Book one in the Darkness to Light series
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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