Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Book Giveaway - In the Shadow of the Sun King


I recently finished the historical novel, In the Shadow of the Sun King, by Golden Keyes Parsons. I actually met this wonderful author at a recent ACFW conference and found her to be just as charming as her name.

Here's a blurb about the book:

Seventeenth-century France is a dangerous time and place for a Huguenot. One woman risks her life for the freedom to practice her faith.
Because of their Protestant faith in Catholic France during the 17th century, Huguenots Francois and Madeleine Clavell's estate is overtaken by King Louis XIV's dragoons. Madeleine takes it upon herself to save her family by calling on her past love affair with the king. This is a desperate and risky decision, and one that forever changes her family's future.

Here's my quick review of the novel:

I love a good historical novel that completely draws me into the time period and combines historical details with adventure and romance. And this novel did not dissapoint. My eyes were opened to the horrific persecution endured by the Huegenots in 17th century France, a subject I knew little about. But I loved the action packed plot and the depth of the characters as Madeleine Clavell risks everything to save her husband and her family, even so far as to approach King Louis XIV and plead for their lives with a man who could order them all executed on a whim. You won't want to miss this novel!

If you'd like a chance to win this novel, just leave a comment, anything you'd like to say and include an email address where I can reach you.


  1. That sounds a lot like the story of Esther. I would love to read this book!

  2. sounds great!

    Rae Byuel

  3. Rae had a good point that I hadn't thought of. It does sound kind of like Esther. I love to read about the Huguenots, fiction or non-fiction. This sounds like a good book for me. I would love to have a copy. Thanks for the chance.

    Cathi H.
    chassan2 at hotmail. com

  4. Please enter me for a chance to win. Nothing beats a history book.

    ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

  5. I love historical fiction!!
    please enter me!

  6. I have to say that I loved your Legacy of the King's Pirates series, and if you really enjoyed this book, then it must be good! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  7. I read in an interview where Golden talked about the heritage of faith that has been passed down to us through persecution and suffering, and that is why I really want to read her book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

  8. In the Shadow of the Sun King, by Golden Keyes Parsons sounds like a fascinating read.

    Please enter me: