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Wings Like a Dove: The Courage of Queen Jeanne D’Albret

By Christine Farenhorst
September 2006 | Review by Iola Thomas
  • Publisher: Presbyterian and Reformed
  • ISBN: 978-0875526423
  • Pages: 208
  • Price: £7.99
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Wings Like a Dove is the story of the only daughter of the King and Queen of the tiny kingdom of Navarre – born in the year 1528 in a Roman Catholic France that was being challenged by the rediscovery of biblical Christianity.

Princess Jeanne, a lively and thoughtful child, gradually accepts this Reformation faith and trusts in the Lord Jesus Christ. What will be the consequences for herself and her little country if the future Queen is an evangelical Protestant?

As the book unfolds, a lively and sympathetic portrait of the young princess emerges – with her fine intelligence, her love for her pets and affectionate disposition, one set apart at an early age to ascend the throne. Will she hide the fleeing Huguenots under the nose of Catherine de Medici’s spies, or will she put her own survival first?

Christine Farenhorst, the author of nine books, adds to her growing reputation as a journalist and theologian with this thrilling and moving story.

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