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Daughter of Snow and Secrets

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I wanted to love this book but just couldn't get into it. The story did not draw me in like I wanted. Good characters and unique story line, just not for me.

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In this high-stakes historical fiction novel, readers travel to seventeenth century France where the Catholic-Protestant tension is at another level. Isabelle, the Red Fox, continues to lead the Protestant resistance and rescue efforts, sneaking many Huguenots away to safety in Geneva. However, her past has come back to haunt her and provide her with another new challenge, while her adopted daughter Elizabeth wants to join the resistance fully and work alongside Isabelle, Charlotte, and Andre. In the final novel in the trilogy, Chaput brings the chaos and corruption of the French court and the violence in the Huguenot villages to life. With these high stakes and the violence of Isabelle’s life, readers will immerse themselves in the vibrant locations and realistic terror and violence of the novel. The character development of this novel is absolutely fantastic, and Isabelle experiences some interesting character fluctuations and changes in ideology over the course of the novel. Elizabeth also goes through some interesting and enjoyable changes, while other characters develop to a lesser extent. Between the fantastic characters, complex plot, and incredible setting, Chaput has crafted an interesting and enjoyable work of historical fiction that brings the French religious conflict of the seventeenth century to life.

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This was a great third entry in this series, it had everything that I enjoyed from the other two books. The characters were what I was hoping for and enjoyed the overall feel of this book. It had that historical feel that I was looking for and glad it was so well done. I enjoyed the way Kerry Chaput wrote this and can't wait for more.

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I'm really sad that I didn't enjoy this book as much as I did the rest of the series. I loved the first book in the series - there was a charm to the writing and Isabelle burrowed her way into my heart. Unfortunately, with this book, I didn't feel the same way towards her. I understand that Isabelle has been through a great deal, but I found it heard to find something I liked about her.

Like book two, I found this one very dialogue heavy and missing the descriptions of book one. Elizabeth, I have to say, annoyed the every living love out of me (similar to how Charlotte had in book two, though I like Charlotte now).

But Andre is such a wonderful character, so kind and caring for his wife and daughter, and I was interested in seeing the return of other characters from the previous book.

Overall, this was a very fitting ending for Isabelle's story, just not what I was expecting.

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The amazing end to a story! I’m glad Isabelle found peace and the ability to move past her pain and accept her daughter as herself.

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A wonderful story, the author needed a trilogy to complete, about the French Protestants and their resistance to the Sun King. The final scenes at the Palace of Versailles were thrilling and the characters were well drawn. Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for giving me a copy of the.

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