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? The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who by God's grace accomplish extraordinary things. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
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Review 1 for Wings Like a Dove; The Courage of Queen Jeanne d'Albret
Wings like a Dove: The Courage of Queen Jeanne DAlbret, written by Christine Farenhorst, tells the story of Jeanne DAlbret, the daughter of the King and Queen of Navarre, France, who one day assumes the throne. The story is set in the time of the Reformation (1517-1559) which was a time of religious persecution for the Huguenots. The Huguenots were a group of French Protestants who criticized the Roman Catholic Church, specifically the many rites and rituals of the church. The Huguenots thought that Christians should live their lives with simple faith in God. They relied on God for their salvation, not on the rituals of the Church.While growing up, Jeanne became aware of the injustices done towards the Huguenots. They were killed and persecuted for their faith. She didnt like the way they were treated just because they stood up for what they believed. When she became Queen, she chose to publicly take a stand for the Huguenot faith.Like Margaret Wilson in Against the Tide: The Valor of Margaret Wilson, another book in this series, Jeanne DAlbret was strong enough to stand up for what was right and just, even though her parents, and even her husband, werent.There is a glossary of terms at the end of the book that defines some of the words used in the text that might not be familiar to the reader.What I Like: As Ive said before, I like historical fiction, especially stories that are written as well as this one. Christian Children's Book Review
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Review 2 for Wings Like a Dove; The Courage of Queen Jeanne d'Albret
Date:February 29, 2008
"Wings of a Dove" is one of the best books I have ever read. The author weaves adventure, and history of the reformers together, making an exciting story that keeps you turning the pages. Jeanna portrays Christian courage that will inspire you to stand up for your faith, just as she did hers! I am looking forward to reading more book in this series. I reccomend this book to girls of all ages!