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Persecuted for their beliefs, one family must travel the globe for a place to call home… Geneva, 1688. Jeanne is barely scraping by on meager earnings from weaving. She dreams of her previous life as a wealthy merchant’s wife before Louis XIV’s soldiers ran her family out of France for refusing to renounce their faith. But even in Geneva, Jeanne and her son aren’t anywher Persecuted for their beliefs, one family must travel the globe for a place to call home… Geneva, 1688. Jeanne is barely scraping by on meager earnings from weaving. She dreams of her previous life as a wealthy merchant’s wife before Louis XIV’s soldiers ran her family out of France for refusing to renounce their faith. But even in Geneva, Jeanne and her son aren’t anywhere close to free from persecution…Jacob hopes his letters make it to Jeanne from the other side of the ocean. As he bides his time as an indentured servant on a Caribbean plantation, tragedy strikes in the form of shipwreck and pirates. The former merchant desperately searches for a way back to his wife…If Jeanne and Jacob can’t rise above a world that’s closing all its doors, then they may never be reunited again…Voyage of Malice is the second book in the Huguenot Connection, a trilogy of historical fiction novels set during a time of religious persecution. If you like vividly accurate historical details, seafaring adventures, and heartwarming tales of family loyalty, then you’ll love Paul C.R. Monk’s rousing novel. Buy Voyage of Malice to find a way home today!


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Persecuted for their beliefs, one family must travel the globe for a place to call home… Geneva, 1688. Jeanne is barely scraping by on meager earnings from weaving. She dreams of her previous life as a wealthy merchant’s wife before Louis XIV’s soldiers ran her family out of France for refusing to renounce their faith. But even in Geneva, Jeanne and her son aren’t anywher Persecuted for their beliefs, one family must travel the globe for a place to call home… Geneva, 1688. Jeanne is barely scraping by on meager earnings from weaving. She dreams of her previous life as a wealthy merchant’s wife before Louis XIV’s soldiers ran her family out of France for refusing to renounce their faith. But even in Geneva, Jeanne and her son aren’t anywhere close to free from persecution…Jacob hopes his letters make it to Jeanne from the other side of the ocean. As he bides his time as an indentured servant on a Caribbean plantation, tragedy strikes in the form of shipwreck and pirates. The former merchant desperately searches for a way back to his wife…If Jeanne and Jacob can’t rise above a world that’s closing all its doors, then they may never be reunited again…Voyage of Malice is the second book in the Huguenot Connection, a trilogy of historical fiction novels set during a time of religious persecution. If you like vividly accurate historical details, seafaring adventures, and heartwarming tales of family loyalty, then you’ll love Paul C.R. Monk’s rousing novel. Buy Voyage of Malice to find a way home today!

30 review for Voyage of Malice: A Historical Fiction Novel

  1. 4 out of 5

    Anam Cara

    I found this book to be better than the first in the series. Jeanne is safely in Switzerland, but she is still suffering for being a Huguenot. She is not allowed to engage in a trade because of her religion. She weaves and is able to sell some of the cloth to other Huguenots and donates some to make clothing for refugees. She can bearly make ends meet for herself and her son. She does have friends in the community, but it becomes clear that she must begin to move north towards London although she I found this book to be better than the first in the series. Jeanne is safely in Switzerland, but she is still suffering for being a Huguenot. She is not allowed to engage in a trade because of her religion. She weaves and is able to sell some of the cloth to other Huguenots and donates some to make clothing for refugees. She can bearly make ends meet for herself and her son. She does have friends in the community, but it becomes clear that she must begin to move north towards London although she hates to go father from her old home and the children she has left there. Meanwhile, Jacob is being exiled to the New World. There he suffers from the sea voyage and then encounters the horrors of slavery in the Caribbean islands. This book was much better than the first! I hope people will stick with the series! As Jeanne and Paul begin their journey to London and safety, Jacob is trying desperately to get back to his family. There are so horrible encounters for them both. There came a point when I was reading Jacob's story and I said out loud, "Can't he ever catch a break?!!!???" Oh, what these people endured! But they ever have the Providence of God as their anchor of hope. They have been able to look back and see how things that appeared to be bad worked for their good. Like Joseph speaking to his brothers, they can say, "you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good" (Gen 50:20) And this gives them hope in their trials along with Jeremiah 29:11 (11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.) Looking forward with great anticipation for the final book in the trilogy!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Trish

    The troubles of the Huguenots are increasing. Those who have resisted conversion to Catholicism in Louis XIV’s campaign to enforce religious and political uniformity in France find themselves imprisoned indefinitely or transported to the colonies as virtual slaves, albeit with the prospect of being freed in the distant future, unlike the Africans with whom they labour. Life in the West Indies means disease, pirates and intermittent conflict between the colonial powers. Is escape possible? An alte The troubles of the Huguenots are increasing. Those who have resisted conversion to Catholicism in Louis XIV’s campaign to enforce religious and political uniformity in France find themselves imprisoned indefinitely or transported to the colonies as virtual slaves, albeit with the prospect of being freed in the distant future, unlike the Africans with whom they labour. Life in the West Indies means disease, pirates and intermittent conflict between the colonial powers. Is escape possible? An alternative for others is to become a refugee. Travelling is hazardous and even the most hospitable of countries is inclined to become resentful of increasing numbers of desperate incomers. (Nothing new under the sun!)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    This second book in the series is another hit. The story line is fast paced with many twists and turns that continue to surprise the reader. The characters are well developed, interesting and believable. As others have said I also find myself wanting to see them reunited. This is an excellent book that left me wanting to read the next in the series to see how things will unfold for this family. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historic fiction, especially when it is based on act This second book in the series is another hit. The story line is fast paced with many twists and turns that continue to surprise the reader. The characters are well developed, interesting and believable. As others have said I also find myself wanting to see them reunited. This is an excellent book that left me wanting to read the next in the series to see how things will unfold for this family. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historic fiction, especially when it is based on actual historic events.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    This trilogy allows one to look into the clash between Protestants and Catholics in France and somewhat in Great Britain. Traversing the time period of 1685 to about 1695, a family is faced with unbelievable forces that compel them to choose between family, faith an county. I loved the history embedded in this trilogy, but felt the last book was the weakest in the series. I did learn so much about this time period however.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nae

    I do not usually read books in a series back to back, preferring a little time to absorb the book fully before moving on. This series is written so compellingly that I have chosen to read them one after the other because I cannot wait to find out what happens to these characters! I must say I never realized much of the history of the Huguenots and their mistreatment in so many different countries! Moving on to the last one now :)

  6. 5 out of 5

    Alice Lombardo

    I actually liked this book better than volume 1. Reading through as the main characters go from one country to another and learning about the history of each during this time period. I love his characters. As I read, I could picture them in my mind. If you like John Jakes historical fiction, you will definitely like Paul Monk.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Quilting Tangent

    Action and adventure. Jeanne and Jacob Delpech show great courage and true belief in ones faith as they face separately the worlds worst arrocities. Well written, looking forward to the next book.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Karen Ball

    I like this book. So much information from different locations and people.. It was well written and great character development. And an interesting surprise. Would recommend for history buffs

  9. 4 out of 5

    Linda Himmel

    I am glad I continued with this second book in the series! Definitely better than the first one. Character development is better and the plot line is more interesting. On to the third.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Vera G

    Dread I can't say I enjoyed this book. There was so much danger and hate and it was an entire book of stress and fears. I have to read book three to find hope for the family. Dread I can't say I enjoyed this book. There was so much danger and hate and it was an entire book of stress and fears. I have to read book three to find hope for the family.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Debra Schwitzer

    Absolutely wonderful!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Cathy Wacksman

    This trilogy is well written but too many escapades in my opinion.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jodi Reinholt

    I am very much enjoying this series. Following Jeanne and Jacob through their trials while all the while maintaining and even strengthening their faith is very inspiring. They suffer grueling ordeals and witness some truly horrible events, but along the way they make friends, learn more about themselves, humanity and God.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly Westrope

    This is book #2 in this captivating series about the Huguenots. The story continues from book #1, so it is advised that you read that book first. This is an adventurous and fascinating tale that continues the story of the Delpech family, a Huguenot family that has been separated for some time and are trying to find their way back to one another. The writing is some of the most lyrical and beautiful writing I’ve read, the story strong in historical detail, the characters deeply developed and (capt This is book #2 in this captivating series about the Huguenots. The story continues from book #1, so it is advised that you read that book first. This is an adventurous and fascinating tale that continues the story of the Delpech family, a Huguenot family that has been separated for some time and are trying to find their way back to one another. The writing is some of the most lyrical and beautiful writing I’ve read, the story strong in historical detail, the characters deeply developed and (captivating – use another word). If you have never read about this period or have a desire to know more, this is a highly recommended series. I listened to the audio version, and the narrator, David Pickering, is fantastic. He really brings life to the characters and the story.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Tait

  16. 4 out of 5

    Gronk

  17. 5 out of 5

    David Farrar

  18. 5 out of 5

    PATRICIA M TRICE

  19. 4 out of 5

    Marcia Lengkeek

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    TERRY A SUHRE

  21. 4 out of 5

    Karen McGee

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    Rosemary Cantrell

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    Jane Evans

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    Lowell Anderson

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    Linda Jones

  30. 4 out of 5

    John West

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