The women of Chateau Lafayette / Stephanie Dray.
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|Ada Public Library||DRA (Text)||33500013371109||New||In transit||-|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||DRA (Text)||33500013371117||New||Checked out||04/30/2021|
- ISBN: 9781984802125
- ISBN: 1984802127
- ISBN: 9780593335932
- ISBN: 0593335937
- Physical Description: 565 pages : maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2021.
"An epic generational saga from New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray, based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy in some of humanity's darkest hours. Most castles are protected by powerful men. This one by women ... A reluctant resistor ... 1940. French schoolteacher and aspiring artist Marthe Simone has an orphan's self-reliance and wants nothing to do with war. But as the realities of Nazi occupation transform her life in the isolated castle where she came of age, she makes a discovery that calls into question who she is, and more importantly, who she is willing to become. A daring visionary ... 1914. Glittering New York socialite Beatrice Astor Chanler is a force of nature, daunted by nothing--not her humble beginnings, her crumbling marriage, or the outbreak of war. But after witnessing the devastation in France and delivering war relief over dangerous seas, Beatrice takes on the challenge of a lifetime: convincing America to fight for what's right. A founding mother ... 1774. Gently bred noblewoman Adrienne Lafayette becomes her husband's political partner in the fight for American independence. But when their idealism sparks revolution in France and the guillotine threatens everything she holds dear, Adrienne must choose whether to renounce the complicated man she loves or risk her life for a legacy that will inspire generations to come. Intricately woven and beautifully told, The Women of Chateau Lafayette is a sweeping novel about duty and hope, love and courage, and the strength we find from standing together on the shoulders of those who came before us"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 February #1
*Starred Review* For Adrienne Lafayette, her marriage to the handsome and daring Marquis de Lafayette is a happy one. His ancestral home, Chateau Lafayette, becomes a haven for her and their growing family as Lafayette's star rises and falls and eighteenth-century French politics becomes more chaotic. For Beatrice Chanler, Chateau Lafayette is a place for her to continue the good work she started with her charity to help soldiers during WWI, and a chance to show that she is more than a former actress and society wife. For Marthe Simone, Chateau Lafayette has always been her home. An orphan who was raised at the castle, Marthe has dreamed for years of leaving. But when Nazis arrive, all Marthe wants to do is stay and resist. Although divided by centuries, the women of Chateau Lafayette are united in their determination to make a better life for themselves and for others. Each of these three strong women's stories is unique, blending historical facts with expert storytelling. Dray (My Dear Hamilton, with Laura Kamoie, 2018) has written a book that is highly recommended, sure to appeal to fans of women's fiction, WWII-era historical fiction, and the musical Hamilton. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
Stephanie Dray is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today bestselling author of historical women's fiction. Her award-winning work has been translated into eight languages. She lives near the nation's capital with her husband, cats, and history books.
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