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The Huguenot Chronicles: Books 1 - 3: A historical fiction trilogy

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As a descendant of Huguenots who arrived to New Amsterdam in the 1600s, I was very interested in the history. French citizens Jacob & Jeanne were well-to-do devout believers who refused to abjure despite losing their wealth and faced imprisonment and exile to the New World. Their travails separate them from their children. Jacob is sent to the West Indies where he realizes despite his beliefs sometimes it’s kill or be killed. Both have difficult travels but find friends & fellow believers along the way. God is with them. Special Bundle Offer :Secure all three captivating tales of this beloved trilogy for the price of 2! Plot-wise I am unsure that every boat and ship on the waters was so very fragile and the ubiquitous "pauper" villain appeared in the most unexpected places - too many of them. Based on true events, this dramatic trilogy is both an extremely well-researched, sobering history lesson and a vivid study of the character and motives of sincere believers encountering the brutal realities of a world ravaged by religious fanaticism and callous profiteering.

The Huguenot Chronicles, Books 1 - 3: Merchants of Virtue

Merchants of Virtue : Montauban—a sanctuary of peace and promise for Jacob Delpech. But as shadows of intolerance grow, how far will one family go to hold onto their beliefs and each other? You’ll adore this brilliantly researched historical saga because everyone loves heart-warming tales of family loyalty and a fight for survival against the odds. Will their faith, love and loyalty be strong enough to help them survive war, persecution and a cruel separation? Part of my ancestry is French Huguenot. Eventually some of the family migrated to the U. S. I found the story to be very compelling and a great read." ★★★★★So that was a relief, and I must say that during the writing, it never even occurred to me that it could be anti-Catholic in any way. In fact, I spent many years going to the Catholic Church in France where my first son was baptised and confirmed! Part of my ancestry is French Huguenot. Eventually some of the family migrated to the U.S. I found the story to be very compelling and a great read." ★★★★★ I found the books compelling, my ancestors were Huguenots and weavers who came from France to London"

The Huguenot Chronicles Trilogy by Paul C R Monk - Waterstones

The mother is driven into hiding in the home of a lowly weaver, where the high-born but humble woman learns the art of weaving. Eventually she is driven from there but is reunited with her son, a lad of about 9 years, and together they make their way to Amsterdam and then to Geneva, the spiritual "home" of their Calvinistic faith. But alas, even that had to come to an end, and the mother and son make their way to London, where they hope to eventually reunite with their father & husband and daughters.A family torn apart. A king with an iron fist. Will their love, faith, and loyalty be strong enough to help them survive war, persecution and a cruel separation? I shan't say any more on this subject and the various themes, I’ll leave all that now to the esteemed reader, i.e. you! No more! To learn about all their travails, and how the end is played out, you simply MUST read the books. I bought the trilogy, really pleased I did. I was able to seamlessly continue with the gripping story." ★★★★★ Part of my ancestry is French Huguenot. Eventually some of the family migrated to the U.S. I found the story to be very compelling and a great read."★★★★★

The Huguenot Chronicles (3 book series) Kindle edition The Huguenot Chronicles (3 book series) Kindle edition

Firstly, the action takes place in the very different world of the late 17th century. Secondly, religion was held hostage by men of power who used it for their political means, not to promote faith. Thirdly, the focus was on the story and one family’s flight from persecution and their trials and tribulations along the way. Another quibble I have is with character development. The protagonists are drawn very well. The antagonists not so much. The Huguenot family, especially the parents, are portrayed as so noble yet quite humble, so brave, so *good* they almost make one's teeth hurt, as my mother used to say. There is nary a hint of any waywardness that is the lot of all men, derived from the "total depravity", the "sin nature", that we are all born with. As my mother also was wont to say, these folks wouldn't say "shit" if they stepped in it. The closest thing to a fault was that the mother had a bit of a temper that occasionally escaped. A little more of this kind of thing, spread around, would have made these people a little more "real", so to speak. Land of Hope : The vibrant New World promises a fresh start. But with old-world specters lingering, will the Delpech family finally find a place to call home? We exchanged on a number of themes and topics throughout the hour but first of all, Fr. James DiLuzio asked if I had a question for them. So I asked how they as Catholics felt about the book. There were a few who were dubious before reading it. But I was relieved to find that the book—although it might make some readers think about the role of the Catholic Church during its long history—was not perceived as anti-Catholic at all. As Jacob becomes an indentured servant in America and Jeanne earns a meager living in Switzerland, a sudden disruption in European politics leaves their chance of a bittersweet homecoming more doubtful than ever…Likewise, the antagonists are mostly all one-sided. In reality, even the most evil of mankind are born with not only a depraved sinful nature, they are also born carrying the very image of God. But in these books, any semblance of that aspect of their nature is very rare. I would have liked to see a bit more of the "humanity" that lies within. Without them we wouldn't have had such defenders of democracy as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Winston Churchill who all had Huguenot blood!

The Huguenot Chronicles: Books 1 - 3: A historical fiction The Huguenot Chronicles: Books 1 - 3: A historical fiction

Some military action, quite a few periods of danger and tribulation for this family of staunch French Huguenot Protestants that refuse to deny their faith for the sake of retaining wealth and property, and even possibly their very lives. The trilogy was a rollercoaster of emotions. There were times I wanted to strangle Jacob and Jeanne. They often let their pride blind them to sensible choices. If you have to tell people you are humble then you probably aren't. They both mention their humility and piety frequently. As Jacob becomes an indentured servant in the New World and Jeanne earns a meager living in Switzerland, a sudden disruption in European politics leaves their chance of a bittersweet homecoming more doubtful than ever…

I bought the trilogy, really pleased I did. I was able to seamlessly continue with the gripping story."

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