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!Download Book ♾ A Prisoner of Versailles ♬ Lavish and Luxurious VersaillesKing Louis XIV s burgeoning palace is the place to be and be seen And the last place on earth Madeleine wants to beShe s trapped there as a pampered prisoner If she stays in France, she ll be forced to deny her faith By escaping the King s long arm, she may find freedom but it will cost her everything she holds dearMadeleine will need courage, hope, and total faith in God to outmaneuver the Sun King and reach her true destiny and love in another country A Prisoner of Versailles by Golden Keyes Parsons is the second book in the Darkness to Light saga about the reign of Louis XIV Madeleine Clavell and her family thought they had escaped the long arm of the king, until their whereabouts in Geneva are disclosed, and Madeleine and eldest son Philippe are captured and forced to return to Versailles and Louis control Pierre Bovee s aid to the Clavell family has also been discovered, placing him in the Bastille and unable to rescue Madeleine I was A Prisoner of Versailles by Golden Keyes Parsons is the second book in the Darkness to Light saga about the reign of Louis XIV Madeleine Clavell and her family thought they had escaped the long arm of the king, until their whereabouts in Geneva are disclosed, and Madeleine and eldest son Philippe are captured and forced to return to Versailles and Louis control Pierre Bovee s aid to the Clavell family has also been discovered, placing him in the Bastille and unable to rescue Madeleine I was thrilled when I first heard about this exciting series that captures the opulent lifestyle of the Sun King along with his persecution of the Hugenots I am descended from Hugenots one who served as a bodyguard to Louis queen and escaped with her help with the last name of Du Puy, so characters with that name were a bonus for me Parsons portrays the suffocating voluptuousness of the French court along with its machinations and the need for constant wariness Madeleine and Pierre s love story is beautifully rendered along with their battle to align their newfound faith with living under the king s thumb Filled with romance, action, faith, and rich history, this is a terrifically enjoyable read There s something about the writing of Golden Keyes Parsons that speaks deep to my soul Her journeys through history never fail to leave me in a cathartic pool of tears Her new release, Prisoner of Versailles, was certainly no exception Prisoner of Versailles is the second in the Darkness to Light trilogy, and like its predecessor, In the Shadow of the Sun King, takes place in the majestic court of Louis XIV I have to admit, I love all things French I had the pleasure of visiting Versailles There s something about the writing of Golden Keyes Parsons that speaks deep to my soul Her journeys through history never fail to leave me in a cathartic pool of tears Her new release, Prisoner of Versailles, was certainly no exception Prisoner of Versailles is the second in the Darkness to Light trilogy, and like its predecessor, In the Shadow of the Sun King, takes place in the majestic court of Louis XIV I have to admit, I love all things French I had the pleasure of visiting Versailles last year, and these books sweep me right back to the grandeur and elegance of the palace In this second installment the beautiful Madeleine and her eldest son, Phillipe, are imprisoned within the glamorous walls of Versailles Outmaneuvered my the magnificent sun king who wants her for his own, and convinced that God has abandoned her, Madeline feels she has no option but to turn to her own plans and save her family This story is filled with dashing heroes, intriguing history, and thrilling adventure.The book is also rich in spiritual depth Perhaps the most important message is that even when we give up on God, He still never gives up on us I adored the way God s mercy and grace chased after Madeleine I look forward to the next novel of the Darkness to Light saga coming next year A Prisoner of Versailles is the second book in the Darkness to Light Series by Golden Keyes Parsons, from Thomas Nelson Publishers.I was pleasantly surprised with Prisoner Although I enjoyed the first book In the Shadow of the Sun King , this book was even better The story was fast moving, the heroine wassympathetic, and there were lots of King Louis scenes, which to me make up some of this author s best writing There wasof a romance, which is always enjoyable, and a bitA Prisoner of Versailles is the second book in the Darkness to Light Series by Golden Keyes Parsons, from Thomas Nelson Publishers.I was pleasantly surprised with Prisoner Although I enjoyed the first book In the Shadow of the Sun King , this book was even better The story was fast moving, the heroine wassympathetic, and there were lots of King Louis scenes, which to me make up some of this author s best writing There wasof a romance, which is always enjoyable, and a bitcharacter development of the key players.I have to admit that I d enjoyauthentic sounding dialogue, and costume description of the ladies, including the hair styles not in every word or sentence but a bitto keep me in the time period But anyone who enjoys a good historical setting with lots of action derring do, musketeers, royal courtiers will want to read this book I was happy to return to it whenever I got the chance, and it has a satisfying ending along with happily the promise of another sequel I definitely look forward to it.This book gets five stars, and the heroine is a she s got character lady for sure Thanks to Thomas Nelson for providing me with a review copy The sequel to In the Shadow of the Sun King and I liked this second book even better than the first My daughter in law and granddaughter 16 also loved these books A great story of faith and hope and love with plenty of adventure and danger thrown in at the court of King Louis XIV in seventeenth century France Good compelling read and especially if you love Christian novels. Great story of 1400s France A plot driven tale rather than character driven It kept me up till the wee hours to see how it would end I wish I d read the first in the series Am planning on reading the last one Fascinating to think it s based on a real story Very well woven faith theme into the story without being preachy It shows what the Huguenots of France were up against during the reign of Louis XIV Loved the heroine and her faithful friend, Pierre. A continuation of Book 1 In the Shadow of the Sun King, Golden kept me interested to the end Good plots, twists, and turns. In The Shadow Of The Sun King, the first book in the Darkness To Light Series, made a deep impression on me when I read it in 2013 For a while, I had the rest of the trilogy in my To Be Read pile Just this year, I read the second book in the series, A Prisoner Of Versailles, and found the writing of Golden Keyes Parsons just as deep, inspiring and challenging In A Prisoner Of Versailles, the story of how Madeleine and her family continues as they try to escape King Louis XIV in the Huguenot In The Shadow Of The Sun King, the first book in the Darkness To Light Series, made a deep impression on me when I read it in 2013 For a while, I had the rest of the trilogy in my To Be Read pile Just this year, I read the second book in the series, A Prisoner Of Versailles, and found the writing of Golden Keyes Parsons just as deep, inspiring and challenging In A Prisoner Of Versailles, the story of how Madeleine and her family continues as they try to escape King Louis XIV in the Huguenot Persecution of the 1600 s In the first few chapters, Madeleines husband, Francois, dies from consumption and the family is launched into the task of escaping to the new world without their husband, father and leader As the family sets out to to leave Switzerland, King Louis sends Captain Paul Bovee and his soldiers to capture Madeleine and her oldest son, Philippe, to be taken back to Versailles With the family separated, Madeleine struggles to see how the Lord will provide a way for them to leave Versailles peacefully and journey to the new world I ve heard it said that the second book is never as good as the first Well, that s simply not true of A Prisoner Of Versailles The author took the suspense, plot and spiritual depth from the first book and weaved it flawlessly into the second The historical aspect is very important in this novel, as it emphasizes the time in France when King Louis XIV persecuted the Huguenots who would not convert to Catholicism What we learn from this part of the story is how King Louis need for control reached beyond the border of France In fact, he would send his soldiers into Switzerland and pay informants to tell his people where the Huguenots were and kidnap them, bringing them back into France for punishment Nice guy, right Throughout the book, Madeleine and Philippe are faced with a choice Believers still struggle with today do we conform to the world around us, or, do we boldly stand for our faith Every day, this mother and son had to resist the charms of Versailles and keep their hearts pure I must say, I was very surprised and pleased how the author handled the temptations and questions Madeleine faced To me, it made her real She was no super saint, but God worked through the people around her to strengthen her faith when she needed it most Conclusion Though this book had a happy ending, the characters experienced a lot of heartache to finally reach a place of peace When dealing with persecution, there must be sacrifice on someone s part I never would have guessed Paul Bovee to be that person, but his actions at the end of the book added a redemptive quality to the story that required a Kleenex box for me there was no getting through that chapter without tears Also, I really liked how the author set Pierre on a path of spiritual growth In book one, he converted to Protestantism and you can see how the Lord really changed him in this second installment of the series With the development of these characters plus Madeleine and Philippe facing temptation at court and the rest of the family holding onto faith in Switzerland, it is safe to say that this is a very deep book The themes are thought provoking, the characters real and the history vibrant A Prisoner Of Versailles is a fitting tribute to those who faced these trials in real life all those years ago in France May their faith never be forgotten Romance Rating To me, there are three different ratings for romance the way to gushy romance, the love at first sight passionate romance and the sweet romance that makes friends, couples A Prisoner Of Versailles seems to have a definition all its own The romantic part between Madeleine and Pierre is extremely subtle Evensubtle than a sweet romance Interested in hearing 60 second book talks Follow me on Instagram at lynnschronicles The French Hugenots are a piece of history that most people don t know about During the time of King Louis the XIV, he believed that everyone should be Catholic and the Hugenots were persecuted for their faith Prisoner of Versilles is the sequel to Shadow of the Sun King and is evengripping than the first one Golden Keyes Parsons has created a family that is so real you will feel like you on going on their journey with them Madeline grew up with the King and they once loved each other, The French Hugenots are a piece of history that most people don t know about During the time of King Louis the XIV, he believed that everyone should be Catholic and the Hugenots were persecuted for their faith Prisoner of Versilles is the sequel to Shadow of the Sun King and is evengripping than the first one Golden Keyes Parsons has created a family that is so real you will feel like you on going on their journey with them Madeline grew up with the King and they once loved each other, now he wants her back even if its by force With no regard for her family or home In book one she travels to Versailles to beg for her family and home in the name of the old days The King is not convinced and she must flee.Now we follow Madeline as she tries to get her family out of the country and away from the King s reach She is thwarted and is taken back to Versailles, against her will and with her oldest son Can she be like Esther and save her family at the cost of herself Is her son really the heir to the throne I was completely swept away by this story The only good thing about this book ending is that I know there will be a third book to come out and I can t wait Step back into history and walk the pathway of the past as you read this book and fall in love with Madeline s story The author is clearly anti Catholic, which is VERY ironic considering the genre is Christian Fiction Catholics are also Christians I think this is one of my problems when reading Christian Fiction as I believe the best is when authors chose to write from a non denominational perspective since the readers are able to identify the characters from their own faith In regards to the historical context, religious persecution was HORRIBLE and carried out by many different faiths to exert their po The author is clearly anti Catholic, which is VERY ironic considering the genre is Christian Fiction Catholics are also Christians I think this is one of my problems when reading Christian Fiction as I believe the best is when authors chose to write from a non denominational perspective since the readers are able to identify the characters from their own faith In regards to the historical context, religious persecution was HORRIBLE and carried out by many different faiths to exert their power over the people We can see this through Roman emancipation of Jesus followers in AD The Catholic emancipation in England following King Henry VII s decision to start the Anglican faith The persecution of Catholics in Poland 1863 by Alexander II Hitler s plan to create the Aryan race and carry out his Final Solution by placing millions of Jews, disabled, homosexuals and Catholics into concentration camps Residential schools initiated by the Canadian government and many different Christian faiths The Christian persecution in the Middle EastThe list goes on and unfortunately still continues to exist today.Nevertheless the people carrying out these persecutions are never deemed as good role models of their faith and when writing about these historical accounts, there needs to be some delicacy and tolerance on all parties accounts