Kenn Joubert has achieved what many family historians only dream about - transforming the family history into a fictional narrative. His Huguenot Trilogy is the result: three volumes of action, adventure and romance which will appeal whether you have Huguenot ancestry or not.
1. ESCAPE TO FREEDOM
It is 1687 and the Sun King of France has grown frustrated by the challenges of the Protestant heretics and sends his dragoons into
Pierre Jaubert, a shy young farmer, living in the
village of La Motte
d'Aigues in the sun-kissed hills of Provence,
is catapulted into the life of an outlaw when he impulsively attacks a vicious
Dragoon Captain. The officer swears revenge as the festering scar on the cheek
fails to heal. The very last thing Pierre
wanted to be was a hero. He is forced to join a tidal wave of Huguenots trying
to escape France.
Huguenots caught fleeing are faced with imprisonment or death.
Attend a colourful village wedding of Isabeau Richarde - a woman
has secretly admired - as she marries into the Mallan family. Follow Pierre's many disastrous
attempts to reach safety and the parallel escape attempts by Isabeau and her
2. FOLLOW THE WIND
This exciting historic novel will bring the reader directly into the trauma faced by the French Protestants in the 1600s. The first book in the Huguenot Trilogy was Escape to Freedom. The second book, Follow the Wind, introduces new and old characters that readers have enjoyed. It is 1687. Although a group of Huguenots refugees from
Provence have skillfully escaped from France into free Switzerland,
they are pursued by an avenging troop of disguised French Dragoons determined
to assassinate key members of the party.
Feeling helpless, a new character, young Susanne Reyne, watched her family murdered during a safe border escape into
Now, penniless in Geneva, she is desperate until
she recognizes a neighbour from Provence,
Pierre Jaubert, in Geneva
streets and attempts to seek his aid. Join the group as, swept by the tidal
wave of refugees, they are attacked continuously while searching through Europe
- through the cantons of Switzerland,
down the Rhine River
and eventually ending up into the Netherlands – still searching for a
Holland, the group is
both terrified and excited, as fate throws a daring challenge - an offer of
farm land and freedom in Africa’s Cape of Good Hope.
Never having been to sea before, the group journey on a small Dutch galleon,
to the bottom of the world.
3. THE EARLY YEARS
After a shockingly dangerous voyage on the galleon
China, the passengers, which included a group of
young would-be brides - orphan girls from Rotterdam - arrive in Cape Town.
Rejoin the young Huguenot couple, Pierre Joubert and his wife, Isabeau. Each
settler, is expected to develop a farm on free land. A major task when you have
to deal with lions, elephants and other wild creatures - warthogs, baboons and
Each family must build their own house, clear the frightening land and raise crops, as they promised they would. Follow their struggles not only to survive but to tackle and defeat the many challenges they face.
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