|Book 3 in The Silk House" Trilogy:
"Threads of Silk"
|Book 2 "The Silk House" Trilogy Written on Silk
"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some
strange thing happened unto you, but rejoice, in that you are partakers of Christ's
sufferings, that when his glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy."
I Pet 4:12,13
Rachelle Dushane-Macquinet, couturiere from a celebrated silk-making family in Lyon,
France, has the wonderful privilege of making a magnificent gown that will be brought
across the channel and presented to the queen of England. Yet, Rachelle feels a nagging
uneasiness as she remembers she is at the Chateau de Silk without ever having received an
official release as a lady-in-waiting to Princesse Marguerite from the Queen Mother,
While Rachelle witnesses rampant persecution of French protestants from the powerful Duc
de Guise, Marquis Fabien has been planning a privateering voyage against Spanish
shipping in order to keep the notorious Duc Alva from resupplying his armies of
persecution against Dutch Protestants. Rachelle now fears that Fabien will be leaving at her
at a time when she needs him most. Though she begs him to stay, his determination to
complete his mission results an emotional departure.
During Fabien's absence, Maurice Beauvilliers sees his opportunity to win Rachelle and
manages to have her called back to court by the Queen Mother. Rachelle, however, is
convinced that the Queen Mother is responsible for poisoning her Grandmère and sister
Madeleine and welcomes the chance to spy on the Queen at court. Rachelle must walk a
tightrope to keep from making Madame le Serpent suspicious.
When the Spanish ambassador threatens the Queen Mother over
Spain's losses at sea due to Marquis Fabien's privateering ventures, he demands that the Queen Mother deliver Fabien to Spain in
order that he receive his due justice. It is at such a time of danger that Fabien learns he must act decisively in order to keep from
permanently loosing Rachelle--either through a forced marriage, or by dangerous court intrigue.
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Series Title: Silk House,The, Softcover-408 pages, US $12.99/UK £7.99/CAN $16.99
ISBN-10: 0-310-26301-8 ISBN-13: 978-0-310-26301-2
Threads of Silk
Royal French Court intrigue surround a beautiful young couturiere and her dashing
nobleman-husband as Queen Mother Catherine de Medici unfolds her devious scheme to
preserve her reign.
Rachelle Macquinet, couturiere from one of France’s most celebrated silk-making
families, is under palace arrest at Saint Germain-en-Laye. While creating a royal gown
she is ensnared, along with her husband, Marquis Fabien de Vendome, in the Queen
Mother’s secret murderous scheme. Rachelle could lose not only the man she loves,
but her own life is in jeopardy as well.
Fabien has returned from a venture against Spain to claim Rachelle as his bride, but not
without a price: the Queen Mother plans to implicate him in an assassination!
Fabien and Rachelle are caught in history’s deadly swirl and love’s uncertainties as they
seek to escape to the safety of England. Faith in Christ must uphold them in a time of
persecution that demands their utmost courage.
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FICTION / GENERAL / HISTORICAL
The waves lap dangerously close to the abandoned baby – abandoned
by the Molokai leper colony of the late 1800s.
The baby is at the center of an alternately tense and bittersweet
struggle between Eden Derrington and Rafe Easton. Eden and Rafe
are in love, but Baby Kip may very well endanger their future together.
It’s two generations after the on-fire missionaries have arrived on the
Hawaiian Islands, and the descendants of those missionaries are
drifting into complacency and materialism.
SPIRITUAL THEMES: Personal, spiritual, and political tensions test the
loyalty and faith of the characters. As they sort through their
convictions, make difficult choices, and resolve long-hidden mysteries,
Christ is formed in them. Can Eden hear the true voice of God calling in
tropical paradise? Eden desires a lost father-daughter
relationship…and finds the true relationship in Father God.
ISBN-10: 0-8024-3749-4, Format: 5.5 x 8.25 Paperback
Pages: 336, Moody Press : $ 13.99, Fiction / General / Historical
Hawaiian Crosswinds, Dawn of Hawaii Series #2
Moody Publishers / 2011 / Paperback. 336 pages
ISBN: 0802437508, ISBN-13: 9780802437501
|Announcing: Jewel of the Pacific
The Dawn of Hawaii Series book 3
Release date: April 1, 2013, Moody Publishers
Amid the looming spiritual and political crisis in Hawaii, Rafe
Easton and Eden Derrington are thrust into a conflict that will
forever change their beloved Hawaii.
Hawaii, home of the early missionaries, becomes an empire of
sugar and pineapple built by their children and grandchildren. By
1892 the Treasure of the Pacific is caught in a political revolution
between those supporting Queen Liliuokalani, and the new
Hawaiians determined to see the Stars and Stripes waving over
Rafe Easton hears the dark news that Townsend Derrington is in
San Francisco prowling about the house on Nob Hill belonging to
Parker Judson, Rafe’s partner in the pineapple plantation. Rafe’s
mother, Celestine, is keeping out of sight with baby Kip inside the
house. The news is dire enough to convince Rafe to alter his near-
term plans in Honolulu. Having come to an agreement with his
fiancée, Eden Derrington, to allow her to work for a year on Molokai
at her father’s medical clinic while meeting her dying mother, a
leper, Rafe makes swift plans to take a steamer to San Francisco
to hunt down Townsend who is guilty of Rafe’s father’s death, and
now stalking Celestine and Kip.
| Hawaiian Crosswinds
The Dawn of Hawaii Series book 2
|The Spoils of Eden
The Dawn of Hawaii Series book 1
Jewel of the Pacific
The wedding’s abandoned, and the
clouds of political disaster loom
The fire that almost ended Eden’s life
has put an end to the promise of
marriage. While saving Eden, Rafe lost
not only his eyesight, but also his
independence, his determination, and
his pride. In a short letter, he ends Eden’
s hope for happiness. Hurt and angry,
Eden sails to the leper colony on the
island of Molokai where her mother is
During Eden’s year-long absence, Rafe
seeks medical care in San Francisco
and eventually regains his sight.
Returning to his coffee plantation on the
Big Island, Rafe finds the beautiful
Bernice Judson waiting.
This is the year of decision. Hawaii is
on the brink of revolution. The anti-
Royalists threaten to depose the
Hawaiian queen and bring the
Hawaiian Islands under the Stars and
Stripes. Eden must choose a side in
politics and where to put her trust.
Will Eden discover the painful lesson
God wants her to learn? And will she
ever find healing for her broken heart
with or without a life that includes Rafe?