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Wings Like a Dove: The Courage of Queen Jeanne D'Albret PDF, ePub eBook Jeanne d'Albret, born in 1528, is the only daughter of the King and Queen of Navarre. Standing with her beloved Huguenots, Jeanne steps onto the battlefield of history during the tumultuous years of the Reformation (1517-1559). As deadly political events swirl around her tiny Kingdom of Navarre, Queen Jeanne is forced to choose: Will she hide the fleeing Huguenots under th Jeanne d'Albret, born in 1528, is the only daughter of the King and Queen of Navarre. Standing with her beloved Huguenots, Jeanne steps onto the battlefield of history during the tumultuous years of the Reformation (1517-1559). As deadly political events swirl around her tiny Kingdom of Navarre, Queen Jeanne is forced to choose: Will she hide the fleeing Huguenots under the very nose of Catherine de Medicis's henchmen or save her own life? The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who by God's grace accomplish extraordinary things.

30 review for Wings Like a Dove: The Courage of Queen Jeanne D'Albret

  1. 4 out of 5

    Grace Bittle

    What a good book! I love reading history . It the ending that is so bad: it ended!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    This book is a work of historical fiction which appears to be meticulously researched so that the fiction lies largely in the details and the conversations, while the events and people are almost all historical. It kept me wanting to read more, though the story itself is often very sad and may be a bit much for a sensitive girl. I appreciated that about the book, though, that it did not gloss over the faults even of its heroine, Queen Jeanne D'Albret. I enjoyed learning about someone whom I knew This book is a work of historical fiction which appears to be meticulously researched so that the fiction lies largely in the details and the conversations, while the events and people are almost all historical. It kept me wanting to read more, though the story itself is often very sad and may be a bit much for a sensitive girl. I appreciated that about the book, though, that it did not gloss over the faults even of its heroine, Queen Jeanne D'Albret. I enjoyed learning about someone whom I knew nothing about and yet who played a significant role in the life of God's people. However, the first two thirds of the book had very little spiritual content, probably because Queen Jeanne was not yet a Christian. I found it a little surprising that it focused so much on her childhood and skimmed over much of her older years which were also her Christian years. I'm assuming the author wanted to focus on her childhood since the book is for children, but I would've liked to have known more about her life as a Christian since this is when she did the most good for God's kingdom. There are a lot of characters in the story and you have to pay attention to remember who is who or sometimes I just gave up and tried to follow the general outline of the story, which was interesting enough itself. There were a number of good lessons to learn, particularly that a handsome and charming man does not necessarily make the best husband, that doing what is right often brings suffering and that good people sometimes do things very, very wrong.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Heather Leipart

    This was a read-aloud for my kids- my very bright daughter liked it enough, but I just could not get into it at all! Really it had a good premise, and I liked the historical aspects but it was just very dry for my taste. You know it is bad when nearing the end of the book you are still trying to figure out who is who. My little girl helped me out on that problem :) but really...ugh! Okay, so on a positive note, when it comes down to it, her story really is pretty amazing. Some things blew me aw This was a read-aloud for my kids- my very bright daughter liked it enough, but I just could not get into it at all! Really it had a good premise, and I liked the historical aspects but it was just very dry for my taste. You know it is bad when nearing the end of the book you are still trying to figure out who is who. My little girl helped me out on that problem :) but really...ugh! Okay, so on a positive note, when it comes down to it, her story really is pretty amazing. Some things blew me away, such as her many babies who died and yet she and her husband still went on to endure the birthing process again to have more children. Speaking of the loss of her children- the one child died while two people were tossing the baby back and forth between houses out the upstairs window.... really?? what's up with that?? My little girl and I were dumb-founded. Who does that?? But, anyway, yeah- strange book that really did not appeal to me so much, but we got through it.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Natalie Weber

    This book transported the reader back to 16th century France, introducing Jeanne D’Albret when she was a little girl. Cameo appearances of Monsieur Jean Cauvin (now known as John Calvin), Monsieur Farel, and Theodore Beza give the book context in the bigger story of the Reformation. In particular, one gains a glimpse into the part the Huguenots played and some of the prominent royal figures throughout France and Navarre, with brief references to other of the European monarchs. The writing style This book transported the reader back to 16th century France, introducing Jeanne D’Albret when she was a little girl. Cameo appearances of Monsieur Jean Cauvin (now known as John Calvin), Monsieur Farel, and Theodore Beza give the book context in the bigger story of the Reformation. In particular, one gains a glimpse into the part the Huguenots played and some of the prominent royal figures throughout France and Navarre, with brief references to other of the European monarchs. The writing style of this book was colorful and engaging, and felt considerably more authentic than Against the Tide, in my opinion.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kori Johnson

    "Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close." I love this book. I have from the first time I read it two years ago and each time I've read it since. Jeanne is a French Princess who never had anyone to love her. She was a pawn in the hands of everyone--to be manipulated and used. No one actually loved her. And yet, Someone did. Her story was so inspirational and instructive. I've never studied French History much, but this book has stirred up a desire to read "Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close." I love this book. I have from the first time I read it two years ago and each time I've read it since. Jeanne is a French Princess who never had anyone to love her. She was a pawn in the hands of everyone--to be manipulated and used. No one actually loved her. And yet, Someone did. Her story was so inspirational and instructive. I've never studied French History much, but this book has stirred up a desire to read more about it. It's very interesting.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Elzbeth

    This follows the story of a young Princess Jeanne D'Albret of France and follows her life. I love the Chosen Daughters books. They all follow girls who lived hundreds of years ago and shows how they learned, followed, grew in and spread their faith.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    Included in the book list for the Renaissance/Reformation class I teach and got excellent reviews from most of the twenty eight students. It was chock full of accurate historical facts while still maintaining an exciting story. Will use it again in future classes.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Melinda

    I really liked this book! It's for the 10-14yo crowd, I'd say, but had a lot of really interesting information about French Huguenots that I didn't know. I gave it to my 11yo, and will encourage my older ones to read it--probably a bit much for my 8yo, still.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Hannah

    Very interesting... now I know more about Jeanne D'albret than I ever knew before!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jjfoster

    Great MS or HS read.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Claire

  12. 5 out of 5

    Joy C.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Brian Culwell

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Goforth

  15. 5 out of 5

    Deborah Weidenaar

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    Claudia

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lydia

  18. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Stanton

  19. 4 out of 5

    Leisel

  20. 4 out of 5

    Keely

  21. 5 out of 5

    Lillian Bittle

  22. 4 out of 5

    Zoe Hall

  23. 4 out of 5

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  24. 4 out of 5

    Isannah

  25. 5 out of 5

    Abigail

  26. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

  27. 4 out of 5

    John Robertson

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Kalaydjiev

  29. 5 out of 5

    R.A.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Shiloh Brodie

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