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Wings Like A Dove
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Jeanne d’Albret, born in 1528, is the only daughter of the King and Queen of Navarre. Standing with her beloved Huguenots, Jeanne steps onto the battlefield of history during the tumultuous years of the Reformation (1517–1559). As deadly political events swirl around her tiny Kingdom of Navarre, Queen Jeanne is forced to choose: Will she hide the fleeing Huguenots under the very nose of Catherine de Medicis’s henchmen or save her own life?
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4 Stars
This book is a work of historical fiction which appears to be meticulously researched so that the fiction lies largely in the details and the conversations, while the events and people are almost all historical. It kept me wanting to read more, though the story itself is often very sad and may be a bit much for a sensitive girl. I appreciated that about the book, though, that it did not gloss over the faults even of its heroine, Queen Jeanne D'Albret. I enjoyed learning about someone whom I knew nothing about and yet who played a significant role in the life of God's people. However, the first two thirds of the book had very little spiritual content, probably because Queen Jeanne was not yet a Christian. I found it a little surprising that it focused so much on her childhood and skimmed over much of her older years which were also her Christian years. I'm assuming the author wanted to focus on her childhood since the book is for children, but I would've liked to have known more about her life as a Christian since this is when she did the most good for God's kingdom. There are a lot of characters in the story and you have to pay attention to remember who is who or sometimes I just gave up and tried to follow the general outline of the story, which was interesting enough itself. There were a number of good lessons to learn, particularly that a handsome and charming man does not necessarily make the best husband, that doing what is right often brings suffering and that good people sometimes do things very, very wrong. - Heather Thieneman
  • Type: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • ISBN: 087552642X
  • SKU: 9780875526423
  • Publisher: P & R Publishing