Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Great Deal Of The Day

When I have a sucky day, I try to find a library or a bookstore. Since I wasn't around either today, I went for the next best thing, Ollie's Bargain Outlet.

Having been subjected to the dentist and his plague removing tools of doom, I decided I deserved at least one book.  Ollie's gets a lot of closeout books from places like Books-A-Million.

The picking's were slim but I cam out with one book.

In the Shadow of the Sun King (Darkness to Light Series, Book 1)Here's the blurb: Madeleine's shared history with the king holds the key to her family's life...or death.

Seventeenth century France is an unsafe time to be a Huguenot. By order of King Louis XIV, all French Protestants must immediately convert or face imprisonment--or death. The king's dragoons ferret out the nonconformists, pillaging villages and destroying homesteads.

When the king's soldiers descend on the Clavell estate, the family's fate hangs in the balance. Quickly, quietly, they send their two sons into hiding, trusting that the young age of their daughter will guarantee her protection. But the dragoons will not be dissuaded; they hold the manor hostage looking for clues of their guilt or innocence. However, Madeleine Clavell, the lady of the manor, holds a secret--one possible chance to save the family. She and the king share a past.

The cost of the book? $4.23!

Once a beautiful young lady in the French court whom Louis loved, Madeleine travels to Versailles to plead for mercy from the fickle king, hoping to regain his favor and save her family. It's a gamble, but she is left with no other choice. Madeleine soon faces an agonizing decision--one that changes her family forever.


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