France, 1685. Catherine Gillet knows her brother, Jules, only wants to protect her from the sinister threats of the French crown. But Jules is involved in a potentially deadly enterprise, one connected with an encoded document. When his actions put the whole family at risk, ... Read More
Virginia, present day. Renee Talbot, a direct descendant of Catherine's, is fascinated by the document that's been part of her family legacy for more than three centuries. Certain its pages hold hidden secrets, she takes a closer look--and makes a shocking discovery. But when memories of a childhood trauma are rekindled, she's forced to seek answers of a different kind. Inspired by the faith and bravery of Catherine, can Renee find the truth and face her deepest fears at last?
Page Count: 352
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Sep 1, 2015
- UPC: 9780736962889
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 368
- Publish Date: Oct 1, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042040"
- ISBN: 0736962883
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- Two talented authors, one great story! by J. Augustine on 11/25/2015
I've been a fan of Leslie Gould and Mindy Starns Clark since I read their Amish stories, I've read their books together and separately, and I've really enjoyed them. As you can imagine I was thrilled when I received their latest book, My Brother's Crown. But I became even more excited when I saw that the story was about a Huguenot family and their modern descendant(s). I have Huguenot ancestors who fled persecution for freedom in America so I have devoured every Christian Fiction book about them that I've found.
Leslie Gould and Mindy Starns Clark have penned a fascinating tale of love, sacrifice, and finding peace. The writing is seamless and I really couldn't tell that there were two authors. They use chapter breaks that are labeled with each girl's name to differentiate between them and it was really easy to follow. My Brother's Crown has the best of both of my favorite genres, Renee must solve mysteries from both her childhood and family history, and Catherine lives during one of the most dangerous times in Christian history.
My Brother's Crown is a a great read whether you like contemporary with a dash of mystery and romance or historical with a dash of romance and danger. Leslie Gould and Mindy Starns Clark are two very talented authors and I can't wait to find out what they have in store for book 2.
(I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.)
- My Brother's Crown by Elizabeth on 10/29/2015
My Brother’s Crown
By: Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould
I really enjoyed My Brother’s Crown. It was like getting two books in one. The story goes back and forth from France 1685 and ties into the modern day Virginia. The two authors, Clark and Gould , did excellent history research and writing , and the characters were very strong. My Brother’s Crown is a historical fiction book with some romance , that kept me turning the pages to see what was going to happen next. There is a very old pamphlet and from it some mystery and puzzle solving that is being done. The story does go back and forth in times , but I did not have any problem following the story or the characters.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review, which I have given.
- Clark and Gould Have Hit a Grand Slam!! by Babbling Becky L on 9/20/2015
Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould hit a grand slam with this first book, My Brother's Crown, in the series, Cousins of the Dove. Why should you pick up a copy? First of all, Clark and Gould are golden as a writing team, penning taut, suspenseful Christian fiction. Secondly, they are writing about persecution of the Huguenots in France. This is a must read for history buffs, for French history buffs, for those who like to read about the poor, downtrodden, not likely to succeed. Thirdly, this tantalizing tale is served up in sound bites, alternating between the present day American Talbot family reunion and seventeenth century French ancestors who run a paper company,trying to keep one step ahead of le Roi Soleil's dragoons.
No matter which century the book is covering, there is fear, excitement, secrets,romance, and distrust, as well as independence and a need for quick action. Where does faith enter into the picture of this miasma of swirling emotions and tumultuous times? Who can be trusted and who is set on destruction? I couldn't breathe freely until I finished the book!
I gratefully received this new favorite book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. My Brother's Crown will be released October 1, 2015. Grab it quickly!