"In the second installment of her Defying the Crown series, Kerry Chaput transports readers from the wilds of Quebec to Paris and the palace of the Sun King, spinning a tale of daring and danger. Isabelle Beaumont is a fighter and a fierce woman that readers will root for. With meticulous research and passion for her subject matter, Chaput beautifully conjures the haunting fate of the French Huguenots, and the indelible human drive to fight for love and freedom." -Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author of The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post
1667 Quebec. Committed to a double life to save her fellow Protestants, Isabelle turns spy against her deceitful Catholic husband. When he devises a ruthless plan to imprison and torture her people, Isabelle learns to fight from a brave young Huron woman. Isabelle seizes the opportunity to undermine her husband's efforts by escorting him to France. There, she plays the doting wife while she secretly works to subvert the Catholic Church and plot his demise. But Paris is full of poisons, street gangs, and cruel nobility who threaten to destroy all Isabelle has worked to protect. With her found family on the line, Isabelle must challenge the most powerful man in France-King Louis XIV.
Defying the Crown may seem impossible, but Paris has yet to meet a warrior like her.
In the follow up to the award-winning Daughter of the King, Kerry Chaput takes readers on a historical adventure where fierce, cunning women fight for freedom. Daughter of the Shadows immerses you in the dark world of Paris, where court intrigue and poisonous secrets are no match for the whip-smart heroine who keeps you guessing at every turn. Discover the action-filled saga of this stellar historical fiction series.