Threads of Silk (The Silk House #3)

Threads of Silk (The Silk House #3)Royal French Court Intrigue Surrounds 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 Fontainebleau While Creating A Royal Gown, She Is Ensnared, Along With Her Husband, Marquis Fabien De Vendome, In The Queen Mother S Secret Murderous Scheme.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 Great Persecution That Demands Greater Courage. This book was a little slower than the first 2 in the series, but still a very good book Biggest disappointment came from the cliffhanger at the end of the book, with a promise for Book 4 When I couldn t find it, I contacted the Author and was told tha
Summary Rachelle and Fabien continue their romance in the face of Catherine Medici s plots and amidst impending religious civil war Their families are in danger and they are in deep danger due to their beliefs and positions relative to the throne With their deep faith, they must try to make it through alive.Thoughts This book starts rather thrillingly with suspense as Rachelle and Fabien try to stay ahead of Catherine Medici and her plots.I guess my biggest problem with the book is that the protagonists sucked while the villains didn t seem that bad Rachelle is a drip to me and I kept imagining Fabien as speaking English in an exaggerated French accent rather than speaking French which has been translated for my benefit in to English This makes him seem skeevy Andelot just seems like a total loser In contrast Catherine Medici is portrayed in a relentlessly bad light while I find her travails interesting I mean, she s a foreign queen with a dead husband who was always devoted to his mistress than to her and children who probably wouldn t look after her and are weak anyway What would she do if she wasn t Queen Regent Probably be stuck to wither away in the country or be sent back to Italy, which was no longer home I m very sympathetic to her and that weakens the book for me In fact every time, the mai
Threads of Silk began as another exciting chapter in the Silk House series There were so many exciting things going on with all of the characters This continued for the majority of the book The first two thirds were pretty fast paced There was a lot of great adventure and danger, and their lives were an intricate balancing act in the midst of a bunch of schemers The last one third of the book really slowed down for me It seemed like a long passage of time where nothing was really happening There was a lot of this person is planning to do this, this person is scheming against that person, this person wants that person arrested, and this person wants that person dead It was a lot of he s saying this and she s saying that but nothing is actually happening So while the beginning of the book whipped by, I found myself struggling through the last few pages This was not aided by the fact that there is a promised 4th book at the end of this book, but that ended up getting canceled b
The famous French House of Silk daughter Rachelle Macquinet, a Huguenot, marries Marquis Fabien de Vendome who is directly involved in the intriques of the French aristocracy as well as the protection of the Huguenots The book chronicles the near Civil War between the Catholic Church and the Huguenots interwoven with the diabolical Catherine de Medici s frenzy to hold the power of the throne of France The book leaves one hanging at the end where the final page says Book 4 is coming but apparently was never published That leaves many story lines unfinished I found parts of this book hard to follow because of the number of people involved and their moving from place to place This fictional look at the Reformation made me take an
Beautiful, historical story I wanted to really like this book And the story was okay But I had a hard time keeping all the French names separate, especially since I was listening to it and I understand things like that better when I can see the words I see that it is the third in a series and maybe I would have liked it better if I had read the first two, but at this point I have no interest I really struggled just to finish listening to the book I hoped that at least there wo
I really like Chaikin s mastery of intrigue and I loved book two in this series for it s spiritual emphasis This book was well written but it felt like a middle book Some plot lines were resolved, but for the most part this book just
I liked the book it s a really good story but it got a little long winded at times Also, the religious parts I tended to just skim right over them so I could get on with the story I enjoy a book that is clean with a religious element, like Stephen Lawhead but sometimes it just g
Loved this series, but there will NOT be a 4th book Very big climax at the end, and no resolution Book 4 was supposed to be written in 2008 I have read several sites that say they contacted the author, and she is not fi
I really enjoyed the Silk House series The end of this book is somewhat of a cliff hanger and a note says the fourth book is to be realeased in 2008 One review I read indicated that person had contacted the author, Linda Lee Chaikin, and she had decided