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Louis XIV’s soldiers will stop at nothing to forcibly convert the country’s Huguenot "heretics" to the "true" faith. The men ransack Jeanne’s belongings and threaten to take her children.
One by one, Jeanne watches her neighbors cave under the constant harassment. She and her husband resolve to hold fast to their Protestant principals of liberty of conscience, but Jeanne wonders if the punishment for their defiance is more than she can bear…
If Jeanne can’t find a way to evade the soldiers’ clutches, her family will face a fate worse than poverty and imprisonment. They may never see each other again…
Merchants of Virtue is the first book in the Huguenot Chronicles, a trilogy of historical fiction novels. If you like fast-paced adventure, rich layers of historical detail, and inspirational stories based on true events, then you’ll love Paul C.R. Monk’s stirring novel.Get it now!
This bundle contains the three books of the trilogy for the price of books 2 and 3 only!
A family torn apart. A king with an iron fist. Will their love, faith and loyalty be strong enough to help them survive war, persecution and a cruel separation?
France, 1685. Jeanne is the wife of a wealthy merchant, but now she risks losing everything. Louis XIV’s soldiers will stop at nothing to convert the country’s Huguenot "heretics", yet Jeanne and Jacob hold fast to their Protestant principals of liberty of conscience.
But will the punishment for their defiance be more than they can bear?
If Jeanne and Jacob can’t find a way to evade the soldiers’ clutches, their family will face a fate worse than poverty and imprisonment. They may never see each other again…
As Jacob becomes an indentured servant in the New World and Jeanne earns a meager living in Switzerland, a sudden disruption in European politics leaves their chance of a bittersweet homecoming more doubtful than ever…
Will the Delpech family survive the years of war, piracy and persecution to reunite at last?
You’ll adore this brilliantly researched historical saga, because everyone loves heart-warming tales of family loyalty and a fight for survival against the odds.
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What Amazon readers are saying:
"Read all 3 in 4 days! Couldn't put the books down!"★★★★★
"Reminds me of the historical fiction of Ken Follett. Don’t miss it." ★★★★★
"A well written, highly researched, historical drama. It leaves you wanting to find out more about this time period and the major issues in it." ★★★★★
"Part of my ancestry is French Huguenot. Eventually some of the family migrated to the U.S. I found the story to be very compelling and a great read." ★★★★★
"The author takes you back and puts you right there at that period." ★★★★★
"I found the books compelling, my ancestors were Huguenots and weavers who came from France to London" ★★★★★
"I bought the trilogy, really pleased I did. I was able to seamlessly continue with the gripping story." ★★★★★
"A little bit of history woven into a great story" ★★★★★
Geneva, 1688. Jeanne is barely scraping by on meager earnings from weaving. She dreams of her previous life as a wealthy merchant’s wife before Louis XIV’s soldiers ran her family out of France for refusing to renounce their faith. But even in Geneva, Jeanne and her son aren’t anywhere close to free from persecution…
Jacob hopes his letters make it to Jeanne from the other side of the ocean. As he bides his time as an indentured servant on a Caribbean plantation, tragedy strikes in the form of shipwreck and pirates. The former merchant desperately searches for a way back to his wife…
If Jeanne and Jacob can’t rise above a world that’s closing all its doors, then they may never be reunited again…
Voyage of Malice is the second book in the Huguenot Connection, a series of historical fiction novels set during a time of religious persecution. If you like vividly accurate historical details, seafaring adventures, and heartwarming tales of family loyalty, then you’ll love Paul C.R. Monk’s rousing novel.Buy Voyage of Malice to find a way home today!
Will England's ruler turn their reunion attempt into a desperate bid for survival?
New York, 1689. Jacob Delpech thinks day and night about his wife and child. He's determined to reunite with his family in London, but New York’s brutal winter deep-freeze has ruined his carefully laid plans. With transport across the Atlantic at a standstill and European politics on the verge of upheaval, his chances of ever making it home grow slimmer by the day…
Snowbound in Switzerland, Jeanne Delpech’s heart aches for a loving reunion with her husband. To make it back to London, she and her son must travel across extremely treacherous terrain. But the biggest obstacle between her and Jacob's embrace may be the journey through dangerous enemy territory…
When England’s new king triggers fresh battles with France and her allies, the family’s plan to reunite falls into ruin. As both husband and wife begin their hazardous trek to London, war creates an impossible chasm between them. Will Jacob and Jeanne reunite, or will religious persecution tear their family asunder forever?
Land of Hope is the conclusion to the riveting Huguenot Connection historical fiction trilogy. If you like rich, bustling history, fast-paced action, and characters facing brutal hardships, then you'll love Paul C. R. Monk's compelling novel.Get it now!
Port-de-Paix, 1691. May Stuart is ready to start a new life with her young daughter. No longer content with her role as an English spy and courtesan, she gains passage on a merchant vessel under a false identity. But her journey to collect her beloved child is thrown off course when ruthless corsairs raid their ship.
Former French Lieutenant Didier Ducamp fears he’s lost his moral compass. After the deaths of his wife and daughter, he sank to carrying out terrible deeds as a pirate. But when he spares a beautiful hostage from his bloody-minded fellow sailors, he never expected his noble act would become the catalyst for a rich new future.
In return for his kindness, May offers them both an escape with a reward of hidden plunder. But ripples of war, cannibalistic natives, and backstabbing booty-hunters are waiting to tear them apart on the shores…
Can May and Didier set sail for a prosperous life together, or will they face betrayal at the sword-points of their cutthroat crew mates?
May Stuart is a standalone novel set in the world of the thrilling Huguenot Chronicles trilogy of historical novels. If you enjoy unlikely romance, period-authentic details, and rip-roaring tales of redemption, then you’ll love Paul C.R. Monk’s tale on the high seas.Get May Stuart today!
A talented boy. A transformative choice. Even small journeys can have epic consequences…
This Literary Classics Award-winning novel is “an engaging, clever adventure about a boy’s journey into young adulthood.” (Kirkus Reviews)
Marcel faces a life-changing decision. He can play it safe with a job at a neighboring estate or take his chances at a prestigious Parisian university. Torn between following his heart or stepping into his father’s footsteps, Marcel takes the wisdom of an enchanted tree… and promptly shrinks to the size of an insect.
Marcel must enlist the help of the bugs he once captured to survive the world below the tree roots. A jokester inchworm, a strong-willed beetle, and a rouge honeybee are his only friends on a treacherous journey. To find the cure for his condition, he must traverse a dangerous meadow and infiltrate a buzzing hive. But time is running short, and if Marcel doesn’t find the cure, he may never grow up…
Strange Metamorphosis is an award-winning fantasy adventure. If you like action-packed coming-of-age stories, hilarious characters, and a touch of romance, then you’ll love Paul C.R. Monk’s whimsical tale.
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With Brim (an inchworm), Bea (a honeybee) and Rhino (a beetle) at his side, he not only discovers the smell of danger but also the essence of friendship and the power of perfume.
Set in the story-world of award-winning novel Strange Metamorphosis, this action-packed novelette offers a thrilling episode of a boy’s fabulous and scary adventure of self-discovery.
Read about one boy's magical journey today!