New! From Elena Maria Vidal

nds_cover_luluThe Night’s Dark Shade

Publisher: Mayapple Books
Publication Year: 2009
Copyright Year: © 2009
Language: English
Country: United States
ISBN: 978-0-557-15924-6
226 pages, softcover
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Set amid the turmoil of the Albigensian Crusade in thirteenth century France, THE NIGHT’S DARK SHADE tells of heresy versus orthodoxy, and of forbidden love versus fidelity. Heiress of her father’s estates in Auvergne, the orphaned Lady Raphaëlle leaves her home to marry a nobleman in a remote castle in the Pyrenees. There she encounters the mysterious Cathar sect who challenge all of her most deeply held beliefs. As she seeks the path of her true calling, she discovers hatred and betrayal, as well as abiding friendship and unexpected love.

“From the first page, Vidal draws the reader into a vibrant world of action and emotion. Raphaelle de Miramande is an engaging young heroine, bravely facing physical and moral dangers and dilemmas in search of truth and love. Vidal’s novel captures the spirit of the Middle Ages.”
–Stephanie A. Mann, author of SUPREMACY AND SURVIVAL

“A harrowing and engrossing journey.”
–Catherine Delors, author of MISTRESS OF THE REVOLUTION

Also New from Elena Maria Vidal:

Madame Royale — The Sequel to Trianon: A Novel of Royal France
2nd Edition

Publisher: Mayapple Books (2010)
Language: English
369 pages ; Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback; Dimensions (inches): 6.0 wide × 9.0 tall

MADAME ROYALE is the epic saga of Marie-Antoinette’s daughter, Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte. The period which follows the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, called by historians “the Bourbon restoration” (1814-1830), was outwardly one of rest and peace for France. Yet beneath the surface, the forces of revolution were engaged in a ruthless duel for power with those of the reaction. At the center of the drama one woman, consumed by a quest for love and restoration, struggles to survive amid deception and betrayal. A tale of murder, mystery and secret romance, the novel searches the conflicted heart of the orphaned princess who from childhood had been called “Madame Royale.”

Trianon: A Novel of Royal France - New 2010 Third EditionTrianon: A Novel of Royal France
New! Third Edition

Publisher: Mayapple Books (2010)
Language: English
182 Pages; Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback; Dimensions (inches): 6.0 wide × 9.0 tall

Trianon by Elena Maria Vidal. The story of Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI. In this work of historical fiction, all of the characters were actual people. The incidents, situations and conversations are based on reality. It is the story of the martyred King Louis XVI and his Queen, Antoinette. The fruit of years of research, the book corrects many of the popular misconceptions of the royal couple, which secular and modernist historians have tried so hard to promote.

Louis and Antoinette can only be truly understood in view of the Catholic teachings to which they adhered and within the context of the sacrament of matrimony. It was the graces of this sacramental life that gave them the strength to remain loyal to the Church, and to each other, in the face of crushing disappointments, innumerable humiliations, personal and national tragedy, and death itself. Theirs is not a conventional love story; indeed it is more than a love story. The fortitude they each displayed at the very gates of hell is a source of inspiration for all Christians who live in troubled times.

Hardcover Editions by Elena Maria Vidal:

Elena Maria Vidal - Madame Royale

Madame Royale — The Sequel to Trianon: A Novel of Royal France
(1st Edition, Hardcover)

Hardcover: 350 pages
Publisher: Neumann Press (2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0911845976
ISBN-13: 978-0911845976
Hardcover, smythe-sewn, cream paper, 350 pages.

Elena Maria Vidal - Trianon

Trianon: A Novel of Royal France (2nd Edition)

Publisher: Neumann Press (2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0911845968
ISBN-13: 978-0911845969
Hardcover, smythe-sewn, cream paper, 205 pages

ISBN 978-0-557-35171-8
Copyright M.E. Russell (Standard Copyright License)
Edition Third Edition
Publisher Mayapple Books
Published May 6, 2010
Language English
Pages 182
Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink Black & white
Weight 0.72 lbs.
Dimensions (inches) 6.0 wide × 9.0 tall
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