Book 1 of the Secrets of Versailles trilogy.
Angélique, a sheltered young woman, gives birth to twins-Antoine and Hugo- who, though born at the same time, have been fathered by two different men.Twenty-five years later the twins fall in love with the same woman and the brewing rivalry between them reaches the breaking point.
Antoine, a successful captain of the French army but a man estranged from God, is accused of disloyalty to the state religion by his jealous brother Cardinal Hugo. He is given a royal ultimatum to prove his loyalty: betray the woman he loves or see his mother killed and family lands confiscated by the crown.
Meanwhile, Hugo weaves plans of his own which threaten to bring the monarchy of France to its knees, little suspecting the cataclysmic forces his actions will unleash. Rich in Scriptural allegory and explosive action, Twiceborn is an epic drama of love, redemption and the power of God.