Thursday, November 12, 2009

CFBA - A Prisoner of Versailles


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Prisoner of Versailles

Thomas Nelson (September 1, 2009)

by

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

Madeleine's faith puts her at odds with an intimidating rival: King Louis XIV.

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?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Prisoner of Versailles , go HERE

MY THOUGHTS
I am so glad I'm a modern-day gal! I prefer my musketeers to be of the chocolate variety! This is a wonderful story full of adventure and suspense. More compelling than that, however, is the underlying thread of faith under fire. Captured and imprisoned in the palace of King Louis, Madeleine remains strong in her convictions and her belief that God will bring about her rescue and that of her son. As time passes, however, circumstances become more grim. Will there be a point at which she will falter, give up on God, and acquiesce to the king's demands to save her life and that of her son?




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2 comments:

CeeCee said...

Do you have to read book one first to follow book two?

Golden Keyes Parsons said...

Thanks for the review! To answer the question, "Prisoner" is a stand-alone novel. You can jump into the story without having read "In The Shadow of the Sun King." Of course, I'm hoping you will want to read it, once you become enthralled with the era and the Clavell family.

Thanks again. Blessings!