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 fall 2010.
Be sure to look for my more detailed review along with a drawing for a free copy of Prisoner of Versailles on October 10th at Inkwell Inspirations.