The Silk Weaver’s Daughter
By Elizabeth Kales / Genre: Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (20 reviews)
The year is 1685 and when King Louis XIV of France, threatens death to all Huguenots, a silk weaver and his family flee the country only to discover that nowhere is life without danger. Pierre and Jacques Garneau are cousins, brought up together by their grandfather in a small Huguenot village. At a family reunion, Jacques warns the devout Pierre that he must soon make the decision to revoke his religion or risk death. Pierre decides that, with Jacques’ help, he will try to get his family to England. But Pierre’s beautiful daughter, Louise and Jacques’ son, Marc are in love, and they have their own ideas of what their future will hold. Set in this turbulent time in French history, how will the choices each family member makes, weave the tapestry of their lives? “The Silk Weaver’s Daughter” is partially based on the author’s twenty years of Family History research, as well as her travels to France and England investigating her Huguenot Heritage.