“When you can’t have what you truly want, your heart finds a way to beat. It shrinks and expands in strange ways until it resembles something like comfort.”
Last year I really loved Kerry’s Daughter of the King so I was really excited to receive an ARC of the next chapter in Isabelle’s story. Isabelle is a young Huguenot woman who was forced to convert to Catholicism and fled France as a bride for the colonist soldiers in Quebec. She is married to a man she hates and is more and more destressed as his plans for fortune include more violence against Protestants and slaves. She is loathe to return to France but the only way to stop his plans is to outsmart him and face the king herself.
I enjoyed this story as much as the first one. It’s well researched, well written and compelling. Isabelle is the type of heroine you want to root for, she is just a regular person who can’t live with injustice and does all she can to save others from the horrors she has seen. I liked the brush with royalty and the darkness of the women in the royal court. I will say that there is definitely a decent amount of violence in this story, so be prepared for that if you decide to read. My only criticism is that I could have done without the epilogue, but I’m sure plenty will love having everything wrapped up in a nice bow.
Thanks to the author and Black Rose Writing for the gifted copy. All opinions above are my own.
If you could meet any king or queen from history, which one would you choose?