Review of MY BROTHER’S CROWN (Cousins of the Dove) by Mindy Starns Clark, Leslie Gould

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers | eBook Published: October 1, 2015 | Format: eBook and Paperback (370 pages) | ASIN: B00X4WA4V6 and ISBN: 9780736962889 | Series: Cousins of the Dove | Origin: NetGalley


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History? Danger? Contemporary? Mystery? Romance? One family?  

MY BROTHER’S CROWN (Cousins of the Dove) by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould puts you inside France with Catherine Gillet during the Huguenots (Protestants) Persecution under King XIV as these Christians battle a deadly time.

Often, you’ll move back into contemporary times as Renee Talbot learns more about her family history to solve a mystery from a historical document dating back in Catherine Gillet’s time.

From past and present, many stories unfold and take you seamlessly from century to century as two women of the same family become strong, fearless, and challenging when they try to outrun mystery, surpass many obstacles in their way of answers, and meet unexpected helpers along the way!

Meanwhile, you’ll start to wonder if strength, fearlessness, challenge, and answers have consequences leading to even more questions.

***This opinion is my own.***


Uncover the Persecution pamphlet and the life of Catherine and her brother Jules Gillet plus understand the conditions of where they lived through MY BROTHER’S CROWN (Cousins of the Dove) by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould.

Wealth, title, law, courts, estate, business have come to mean nothing under King XIV’s Dragoon tyranny and the French Crown’s persecution. Going outside could be dangerous or deadly and any asset or home can be seized or occupied.

All alliances can have a cost and being pragmatic might bring danger.

Juxtaposed to current day life where Renee Talbot celebrates ancestry in contemporary times living life with her doctorate and large family to put danger far from her.  

However, mysteries surround her family from both present and past, and although Renee has much in the way of wealth and position, she longs to have the “incident” from her childhood validated and solved. How does one part of history bring together the past and the present and provide a confidence to prove an “incident” occurred when trying to understand this could prove the undoing of someone?