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?
Golden Keyes Parsons has an amazing ability to tweak the reader’s emotions. I cried and felt my heart race along with Madeliene’s. A definite read for anyone who enjoys authentic historical fiction. Lovely.