Release Date: October 2015
Page Count: 368
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Case Lot Quantity: 40
Collection/Series Name: Cousins of the Dove
My Brother’s Crown
France, 1685. Catherine Gillet knows her brother, Jules, 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, will Catherine find a way to save them?
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?
From the authors of the Christy Award-winning The Amish Midwife comes an epic story of two women, centuries apart, each discovering her own hidden bravery, standing for what she believes in, and finding love in unexpected places.
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"Being somewhat of a science buff and puzzle lover, I enjoyed the two main characters and their chemistry and puzzle solving. I have enjoyed all of the books these ladies have coauthored, but I believe this one is my favorite. I cannot wait for the next book!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I am a huge fan of historical fiction, yet I did not know much about the Huguenots or that period in history. My Brother's Crown was well researched and gave lots of details about life in 17th century France."
"My Brother's Crown did not disappoint. Love it when I read a book, that I'm drawn in by the present day mystery, yet learn something new as well."
"Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould are gifted authors in their own right. But there is a certain kind of literary magic that occurs when the two collaborate on a novel. My Brother's Crown has left me begging for more!"
—Susan Scott Ferrell
"My Brother's Crown is a fantastic read that kept me turning the pages even when I kept telling myself, 'I'll finish this chapter then put it down.' I ended up reading a lot more than one chapter in a sitting. I especially enjoyed the historical aspect and how seamlessly the authors tied it in with the present day story. This is a wonderful book that I highly recommend."
—Kimberly Rose Johnson
"My Brother's Crown is absolutely brilliant! It is one of the best books that I have read in a really long time. Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould have delivered a masterful book with great characters—this collaboration is perfect! The storylines running back and forth from the past to present made for such an enjoyable read. I highly recommend it for anyone. The ending left me wanting more. Can't wait for book two!"
"I really enjoyed this book! I love historical fiction and this book did not disappoint me! Previously, I didn't know much about the plight of the Huguenots, so this intrigued me. I appreciate the authors sticking to the morals of the Christian faith when they were writing this book. They showed in many ways how we as Christians today, should live our lives in the great and small ways. I fell in love with the characters of this book and can't wait to read more of their story!"
"My Brother's Crown offers two stories in one novel, with the 18th-century saga of persecuted Huguenots entwining with the modern tale of mystery and family. These alternating adventures combine for a compelling read. We eagerly await the next book in the Cousins of the Dove series."
"I read My Brother's Crown and enjoyed the mix of historical fiction with the real life challenge of getting over childhood trauma in order to live the life of an open heart to people and God's good gifts to us. As a high school history teacher, I particularly enjoyed learning more about the Huguenots and how their story of courage can give us courage today."
"I truly loved this book. The historical perspective alongside the modern day account was very intriguing. I enjoyed the romance on both sides and it kept me guessing until the very end. Very enjoyable book!!!"
"I enjoyed this book. The flow between the past and present is flawless. I also enjoyed the history that is woven into the story. Well written and enjoyable. Another success."
"This is an amazing historical story full of suspense, mystery, religious persecution, romance, danger, love, and strong faith. The strong characters drew me into their lives and had me on the edge of my seat during the tense, dangerous scenes and kept me turning the pages to find out what would happen next. A well written and captivating story."
"My Brother's Crown combines modern day happenings in Virginia with a story from France in the 1600's. The connection is shown in an intriguing and detailed way.... There is much to be learned from reading this great story. I look forward to the next book in the series."
"The story is so captivating I found it most difficult to put down as it contained everything needed in a great novel to keep you on the edge of your seat."