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In The Shadow Of The Sun King

In The Shadow Of The Sun King A Darkness to Light Novel (Book One)

By Golden Parsons
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 3.85 Stars

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On 8/31 Cara Putman wrote: Because I have French Huguenot ancestors, this story intrigued me. It was fascinating to get a glimpse into what life would have been like in such a difficult time (17th Century France). The author draws deft pictures of the palaces and France. And the complexities of the times and relationships are ... Interesting Historical Set in 16th Century France

Cara Putman's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/25 Percival Blakeney Academy wrote: I was intrigued to get a copy of In the Shadow of the Sun King by Golden Keyes Parsons to review. In 2006, we visited Versailles on a trip to Paris and I was surprised to see what a complex figure Louis XIV was. His reign lasted over 70 years. Versailles and the court culture surrounding it was at ... Need More History in My Historical Fiction

Percival Blakeney 's Rating:

2 Stars

On 4/8 Peggy Blann Phifer wrote: In the Shadow of the Sun King, by Golden Keyes Parsons. Book One in the Darkness to Light series, from Thomas Nelson. 17th Century France was a dangerous time to be a Christian when Louis XIV turned against the Protestant Huguenots, revoking their right to worship in their own way. The edict went out: ... In the Shadow of the Sun King: Review

Peggy's Rating:

5 Stars

On 3/27 Ariel Lawhon wrote: In The Shadow Of The Sun King relies on historical fact and the authors’ family history to weave a tale courage and faith during the Huguenot persecution in 17th century France. This is my favorite kind of novel: history, faith, and suspense all rolled into one story. I cared about the characters ... In The Shadow Of The Sun King

Ariel's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/22 Dawn Camp wrote: Thomas Nelson Publishing had a fabulous idea: invite bloggers to select from a collection of available titles and mail them books in exchange for posted reviews. My first choice was Golden Keyes Parsons’s In the Shadow of the Sun King, a fascinating work of historical fiction set in France during the reign of Louis XIV. The ... In the Shadow of the Sun King

Dawn's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/20 Catherine Sustarsic wrote: it was great! The main character, Madeline, is a strong women who has to make tough decisions and decide what to do in order to help her family. The other characters are complex and interesting people who made me want to always know more! The book is very action packed and I could not put the book ... Can't Wait to Read the next one!

Catherine's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/7 Carey Anderson wrote: Book One in the Darkness to Light SeriesMadeleine Clavell lives happily with her husband, Francois, and three children in seventeenth century rural France. King Louis XIV has determined to unite France to one religion, Catholicism, and the result has been the rampant persecution of Protestants. Though ... Review: In the Shadow of the Sun King by Golden Keyes Parsons

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On 2/24 The Koala Mom wrote: The year is 1675, the place France. Louis XIV, “The Sun King,” reigns in Versailles. It is a bad time to be Huguenot, but that is what Madeleine Clavell and her family are. Thus far, they have enjoyed the protection of the Edict of Nantes (a decree made in 1598 that gave the French Protestants ... Book Review: In the Shadow of the Sun King

The Koala Mom's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/18 southernsassygirl wrote: There are not enough words to describe how great I think this book is. I love it when I discover a new author, and their first work is a masterpiece. That was certainly the case with In the Shadow of the Sun King. It is a book rich with history and detail, and one that will be on my keeper shelf for ... Does not disappoint

southernsassygirl's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/13 Suzi Hough wrote: As Huguenots in 17th century France, Madeleine Clavell's family has always lived on the cusp of controversy, but in the past they were always protected by the Edict of Nantes. But the power behind the edict weakened with every year, and new laws closed Huguenot schools while requiring Huguenot children ... Review: In the Shadow of the Sun King by Golden Keyes Parsons

Suzi's Rating:

3 Stars