The Cour royale
and the Cour de marbre of the château de Versailles
Plan of the Bastille.
The Man in the
From Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
FICTION SUSPENSE & THRILLERS
A Prisoner of
by Golden Keyes
King Louis XIV is used to getting what he wants… and what he wants is
Madeleine Clavell and her oldest son, Philippe! Madeleine’s options are
limited by her love for her family and the king uses this to his full
advantage. Will Madeleine be able to resist the king’s advances? And
can Philippe stand strong against the allures of the court? Meanwhile,
courtier Pierre Bouveé has his own burdens to bear. How will his
involvement with the Clavell family affect his own faith?
Golden Keyes Parsons returns to the series first started with IN THE
SHADOW OF THE KING. While A PRISONER OF VERSAILLES can be read as a
stand alone, the story is best appreciated in the context of the
series. The characters and their relationships have grown throughout
both books and it may be difficult for readers to jump into the middle
of the series and fully understand and sympathize with the hardships
and trials the Clavell family has faced.
Faith in the midst of crisis and heartbreak is a central theme in both
books. However, A PRISONER OF VERSAILLES takes this theme to a whole
new level. Madeleine is used to being independent and in control of her
own destiny. Suddenly, she’s a prisoner (albeit, one without bars to
hold her) and she’s searching desperately to rescue herself.
Madeleine’s actions are sometimes frustrating but they also make her
realistic. Golden Keyes Parsons shows Madeleine’s anger and pain as she
wonders where God is in the midst of such trying times.
A PRISONER OF VERSAILLES is a complex book that takes readers through a
gamut of emotions. Golden Keyes Parsons includes historical details
such as the tidbits about the treaty and the Man in the Iron Mask that
help bring the time period to life. The combination of deep emotions
with the fascinating historical backdrop makes A PRISONER OF VERSAILLES
a definite winner!
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 2009)
Other books in series: Darkness to Light Series (first book
is IN THE SHADOW OF THE SUN KING)
by Debbie, Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
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