If you like my novels, these are books I highly recommend for additional reading.
Enthralling read! In the style of Dumas, a story of French Huguenots.
I couldn't put this one down even though it is three books in one and some 700 pages long. I have Huguenot ancestors and this novel transported me to the late 17th century to experience the life and times of these persecuted people. Written in a style similar to Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo or The Three Musketeers, once the story gets started and the stage is set, there is drama and excitement at every turn. The author's in-depth character development had me emotionally involved with Jeanne and Jacob right through to the end. I hear there is a sequel and I am really excited for it.
Learn more at The Huguenot Chronicles trilogy
Another epic historical fiction series, this one set in 16th century French Renaissance highlighting the dangers created by the divisions between Huguenots and Catholics. This is a family saga following the de Siorac family in four separate titles; The Brethren, City of Wisdom and Blood, Heretic Dawn, and League of Spies.
Set in France, 1673, Charlotte Picote flees her village for sanctuary, when her son is stolen along the road. A strange twist of fate puts a charlatan--Adam Lesage, a man just released from the galleys--in her path. Lush prose and great character development fills this novel where magic and witchcraft control the lives of its characters. At times grim and gruesome, but the writing kept me in there as these two wove through the strange streets of Paris and the manipulations of the elites who practiced magic within its walls.
An easy to read, intriguing tale of the lives of two young people, Minue and Piet, in mid-16th century Carcassonne, France. The divisions between the Catholics and Huguenots are seen through their eyes, she a Catholic and he a Protestant, with their lives become even more dangerous by their growing attraction to each other.
This is intriguing read weaves between time periods and ends in my beloved Cèvennes in southern France. When Orla, a young Irish woman, leaves Dublin for Paris to trace the father she never met, her quest takes her to a forgotten village in the Cévennes where she stumbles on disturbing memories. A moving tale of love and loss, the Wolf's legacy sweeps through WW2, the chic but rigid world of Parisian aristocracy, the student revolts of May `68 and ends in present time with, in the background, the terrible legend of the Gévaudan beast, a mythical wolf that, for Orla, may prove to be more than a myth.
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