Thursday, February 15, 2024

The King's Command by Rosemary Hayes #AwardWinning #HistoricalFiction #RecommendedReads

The King’s Command

by Rosemary Hayes

16 year old Lidie Brunier has everything; looks, wealth, health and a charming suitor, but there are dark clouds on the horizon.

Lidie and her family are committed Huguenots and Louis XIV has sworn to stamp out this ‘false religion’ and make France a wholly Catholic country.

Gradually Lidie’s comfortable life starts to disintegrate as Huguenots are stripped of all rights and the King sends his brutal soldiers into their homes to force them to become Catholics.

Others around her break under pressure but Lidie and her family refuse to convert. With spies everywhere and the ever present threat of violence, they struggle on.

Then a shocking betrayal forces Lidie’s hand and her only option is to try and flee the country.

A decision that brings unimaginable hardship, terror and tragedy and changes her life for ever.


"The King’s Command: For God or Country by Rosemary Hayes’ is impressive and brilliant in equal measure. Historical Fiction enthusiasts who appreciate quality writing and an engaging narrative need to put this book on their to-read list. It is a novel not to be missed."
~ The Coffee Pot Book Club Editorial Review

"An absorbing tale told with sensitivity. The forgotten struggles of Huguenot refugees come to moving, heartrending life."
~ Steven Veerapen, author of A Dangerous Trade

"One of the very best historical novels I have ever read."
~ Sandra Robinson, Huguenot Ancestry Expert

This title is available to read on #KindleUnlimited.