By Costeloe, Diney
Love, hate, hope and pain powerfully intermingle in Diney Costeloe's moving sequel to The Children of the Siege. Helene and Annette are now eighteen and strive to put the horrors of their past behind them... But can they? 1877, St Etienne: Since the siege of the Communards in Par...is six years earlier, Helene is back in the safety of the family home. She watches as her eldest sister, Clarice, is set to marry the handsome young Lucas Barrineau, son of a wealthy, landowning family. Helene is now eighteen and a future as a wife and mother beckons. But can she overcome the abuse she suffered at the hands of unscrupulous men and finally put her painful past behind her? Annette the orphan, also eighteen, is running the Clergy House alone after Madame Sauze is released from service. Father Thomas proves to be a dangerous employer and before long, Annette finds herself pregnant with his child. When she is thrown out, the St Clairs come to her rescue and take her in. Their lives are beset by thwarted love and shattered dreams as Annette and Helene try to overcome the abuses they suffered during the siege and find happiness.Read more
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Diney Costeloe is the author of twenty-three novels, several short stories, and many articles and poems. She has three children and seven grandchildren, so when she isn't writing, she's busy with family. She and her husband divide their time between Somerset and West Cork. dineycosteloe.co.uk @Dineycost
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