The first book in a series from #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley, author of The Midnight Rose—hailed as “an extraordinary story [and] a complex, deeply engaging tale filled with fascinating characters” (Library Journal). Maia D’Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, “Atlantis”—a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva—having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each sister is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage—a clue that takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story. Eighty years earlier in the Rio of the 1920s, Izabela Bonifacio’s father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into the aristocracy. Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is devising plans for an enormous statue, to be called Christ the Redeemer, and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to complete his vision. Izabela—passionate and longing to see the world—convinces her father to allow her to accompany him and his family to Europe before she is married. There, at Paul Landowski’s studio and in the heady, vibrant cafes of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again. In this sweeping, epic tale of love and loss—the first in a unique, spellbinding series—Lucinda Riley showcases her storytelling talents like never before.

Author ,
Isbn 147675991X
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-05-05
Pages 480
Language English
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The New York Times Best Seller! Now with an excerpt of Michelle's new book, I'll See You in Paris! Bienvenue à Paris! When April Vogt's boss tells her about an apartment in the ninth arrondissement that has been discovered after being shuttered for the past seventy years, the Sotheby's continental furniture specialist does not hear the words "dust" or "rats" or "decrepit." She hears Paris. She hears escape. Once in France, April quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder's repository. Beneath the cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a goldmine, and not because of the actual gold (or painted ostrich eggs or mounted rhinoceros horns or bronze bathtub). First, there's a portrait by one of the masters of the Belle Epoque, Giovanni Boldini. And then there are letters and journals written by the very woman in the painting, Marthe de Florian. These documents reveal that she was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable decolletage. Suddenly April's quest is no longer about the bureaux plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction. It's about discovering the story behind this charismatic woman. It's about discovering two women, actually. With the help of a salty (and annoyingly sexy) Parisian solicitor and the courtesan's private diaries, April tries to uncover the many secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs into Marthe's life, April can't help but take a deeper look into her own. Having left behind in the States a cheating husband, a family crisis about to erupt, and a career she's been using as the crutch to simply get by, she feels compelled to sort out her own life too. When the things she left bubbling back home begin to boil over, and Parisian delicacies beyond flaky pâtisseries tempt her better judgment, April knows that both she and Marthe deserve happy finales. Whether accompanied by croissants or champagne, this delectable debut novel depicts the Paris of the Belle Epoque and the present day with vibrant and stunning allure. Based on historical events, Michelle Gable's A Paris Apartment will entertain and inspire, as readers embrace the struggles and successes of two very unforgettable women.

Author Michelle Gable
Isbn 1466849622
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-04-22
Pages 384
Language English
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Anna Jacobs has done it again, the book was riveting' - 5-star reader review Cassandra Blake has raised her three motherless sisters. The girls are the pride of their book-loving, impractical father, and not in a hurry to marry. Then the American Civil War cuts off supplies of cotton to Lancashire, the mills fall silent and there is no work. They have an impossible choice: stay and risk starvation or pack up and begin again elsewhere. Cassandra has fallen in love with Reece Gregory, but he can't support a wife. When he's given the chance to start a new life in Western Australia, he seizes the opportunity, promising to send for her. Then an old feud tears the family apart. Cassandra is kidnapped and her sisters are forced to sail with a group of desperate cotton lasses to Fremantle. Penniless and alone, Cassandra is determined to find them again - but when she is offered a way, will she be able to pay the painful price? What readers are saying about FAREWELL TO LANCASHIRE 'A wonderful read' - 5 stars 'I love all of Anna Jacobs' books, once I start reading them I can't put them down' - 5 stars 'Great story, couldn't put it down' - 5 stars 'Once you pick up this wonderfull book you will loose yourself in it's amazing characters. BRILLIANT!' - 5 stars 'Just great, could not stop reading' - 5 stars

Author Anna Jacobs
Isbn 144471158X
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-07-22
Pages 320
Language English
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An epic and transporting novel, the latest installment of the “heart-wrenching, uplifting, and utterly enthralling” (Lucy Foley, author of The Guest List) Seven Sisters series, unravelling between the dazzling streets of modern-day New York City and the breathtaking plains of 1940s colonial Kenya. Electra d’Aplièse is a top model who seems to have it all: beauty, fame, and wealth. But beneath the glittery veneer, she’s cracking under all the pressure. When her father dies, she turns to alcohol and drugs to ease the pain. As friends and colleagues fear for her health, Electra receives a shocking letter from a stranger who claims to be her grandmother. In 1939, New Yorker Cecily Huntley-Morgan arrives in Kenya’s Lake Naivasha region for the exciting chance to stay with her godmother, the famous socialite Kiki Preston. But after a sheltered upbringing, she’s astounded by the hedonistic antics of the other ex-pats in the infamous Happy Valley set. Cecily soon grows to love her stunning but complicated new home, and she even accepts a proposal of marriage from an enigmatic older cattle farmer. After a shocking discovery and with war looming, Cecily feels isolated and alone. Until she meets a young woman in the woods and makes her a promise that will change the course of her life forever. Featuring Lucinda Riley’s “engaging and mesmerizing” (Library Journal, starred review) storytelling and filled with unforgettable and moving characters, The Sun Sister explores how love can cross seemingly impossible boundaries.

Author Lucinda Riley
Isbn 198211066X
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-05-19
Pages 656
Language English
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As the title testifies, students were sworn to secrecy before being given access to this magic text, and only a few manuscripts have survived. Bits of its teachings, such as the use of the magic whistle for summoning spirits, are alluded to in other texts. Another key element of its ritual, the elaborate “Seal of God,” has been found in texts and amulets throughout Europe. Interest in The Sworn Book of Honorius has grown in recent years, yet no modern translations have been attempted—until now. Purporting to preserve the magic of Solomon in the face of intense persecution by religious authorities, this text includes one of the oldest and most detailed magic rituals. It contains a complete system of magic including how to attain the divine vision, communicate with holy angels, and control aerial, earthly, and infernal spirits for practical gain. Largely ignored by historians until recently, this text is an important witness to the transmission of Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism to European Hermeticists.

Author Honorius of Thebes
Isbn 0892546301
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2016-05-01
Pages 240
Language English
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“Lovers of historical fiction could hardly do better than Diana Quincy’s Spy Fall,” proclaims Fresh Fiction. In this uniquely fresh and innovative Regency romance, a fearless French parachutist lands on top of a wicked rogue who endangers her mission—and her heart. Mari Lamarre is gaining fame on both sides of the Channel for her daring aeronautic endeavors, but she hasn’t come to Dorset to showcase her talents. Rather, she’s been tasked with recovering sensitive information that may have fallen into the hands of the Marquess of Aldridge. It’s the riskiest adventure of her career—and it begins with a crash landing. Her fall is broken by the Marquess’s very own son, Cosmo, who’s clearly a rake and a drunk, not to mention a liability. So why does Mari find him so utterly alluring? When he first spots the vision of loveliness in the sky, Lord Cosmo Dunsmore surmises he’s imbibed one drop too many, and an angel has come to fetch him. Little does he know that this female daredevil will make him feel more alive than ever before. But when their torrid affair takes a shocking turn, Cosmo must choose where his loyalties lie: with his respectable father—or with the captivating beauty whose fierce passion makes him feel like a new man. Look for all of Diana Quincy’s enchanting Rebellious Brides novels: SPY FALL | A LICENSE TO WED | FROM LONDON WITH LOVE | THE DUKE WHO RAVISHED ME Praise for Spy Fall “There’s a gonzo style to this book that I just adore. Plus, I love the twist on the Regency romance. I’ve read an awful lot of Regency romances and I’ve yet to read one in which a pants-wearing female French spy parachutes onto a drunk duke who thinks she’s an angel. It takes ‘meet cute’ to a whole new level.”—Smart Bitches, Trashy Books Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Author Diana Quincy
Isbn 042528638X
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-05-10
Pages 271
Language English
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The sexy, action-packed first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series from Sarah J. Maas. When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a terrifying creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not truly a beast, but one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled her world. At least, he's not a beast all the time. As she adapts to her new home, her feelings for the faerie, Tamlin, transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But something is not right in the faerie lands. An ancient, wicked shadow is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it, or doom Tamlin-and his world-forever. From bestselling author Sarah J. Maas comes a seductive, breathtaking book that blends romance, adventure, and faerie lore into an unforgettable read.

Author Sarah J. Maas
Isbn 1619634457
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-05-05
Pages 432
Language English
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In Snow in April, Caroline travels to Scotland, hoping to make contact with a brother she hasn't seen for years, and return in time for her wedding to the man her strong-willed stepmother thought so suitable. Then a sudden snow strands her in an isolated house with a young man recovering from tragedy. Both are on the brink of terrible mistakes, but perhaps they can save each other. When you read a novel by Rosamunde Pilcher you enter a special world where emotions sing from the heart. A world that lovingly captures the ties that bind us to one another-the joys and sorrows, heartbreaks and misunderstandings, and glad, perfect moments when we are in true harmony. A world filled with evocative, engrossing, and above all, enjoyable portraits of people's lives and loves, tenderly laid open for us...

Author Rosamunde Pilcher
Isbn 1466824980
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-03-23
Pages 245
Language English
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A paranormal rollercoaster ride with goosebumps at every turn--now a motion picture starring Uma Thurman and Anna Sophia Robb! Kit Gordy sees Blackwood Hall towering over black iron gates, and she can't help thinking, This place is evil. The imposing mansion sends a shiver of fear through her. But Kit settles into a routine, trying to ignore the rumors that the highly exclusive boarding school is haunted. Then her classmates begin to show extraordinary and unknown talents. The strange dreams, the voices, the lost letters to family and friends, all become overshadowed by the magic around them. When Kit and her friends realize that Blackwood isn't what it claims to be, it might be too late.

Author Lois Duncan
Isbn 031613435X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-04-19
Pages 240
Language English
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An instant New York Times and Globe and Mail bestseller. Look out for Shari Lapena's next thriller, A Stranger in the House, coming August 2017. "Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. The Couple Next Door lingers long after you turn the final page." —Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fool Me Once A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors—a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal and the secrets between husbands and wives. . . . How well do you know the couple next door? Or your husband? Or even—yourself? Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all—a loving relationship, a wonderful home and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they've kept for years. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family—a chilling tale of deception, duplicityand unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.

Author Shari Lapena
Isbn 0385686951
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-08-23
Pages 320
Language English
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Two lives. Two loves. One impossible choice. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reese’s Book Club Pick One Day in December . . . “I read The Two Lives of Lydia Bird in a single sitting. What a beautiful, emotional gift Josie Silver has given us.”—Jodi Picoult Written with Josie Silver’s trademark warmth and wit, The Two Lives of Lydia Bird is a powerful and thrilling love story about the what-ifs that arise at life’s crossroads, and what happens when one woman is given a miraculous chance to answer them. Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’d been together for more than a decade and Lydia thought their love was indestructible. But she was wrong. On Lydia’s twenty-eighth birthday, Freddie died in a car accident. So now it’s just Lydia, and all she wants is to hide indoors and sob until her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that Freddie would want her to try to live fully, happily, even without him. So, enlisting the help of his best friend, Jonah, and her sister, Elle, she takes her first tentative steps into the world, open to life—and perhaps even love—again. But then something inexplicable happens that gives her another chance at her old life with Freddie. A life where none of the tragic events of the past few months have happened. Lydia is pulled again and again through the doorway to her past, living two lives, impossibly, at once. But there’s an emotional toll to returning to a world where Freddie, alive, still owns her heart. Because there’s someone in her new life, her real life, who wants her to stay.

Author Josie Silver
Isbn 0593135245
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-03-03
Pages 384
Language English
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16th Century. She desired him above all others... Would he now be her executioner? Lady Gwenyth Macleod has staked her fortune and her reputation to help Mary, Queen of Scots take her rightful place on the throne. But her struggle to guide the reckless, defiant queen has put her at perilous odds with Rowan Graham, a laird dangerously accomplished in both passion and affairs of state. And the more Gwenyth challenges his intentions, the less he can resist the desire igniting between them. Now, with her country in turmoil and treachery shadowing her every step, will Gwenyth's last daring gamble lead her to the ultimate betrayal--or a destiny greater than she could ever imagine?

Author Shannon Drake
Isbn 1460308328
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-11-15
Pages 384
Language English
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A forbidden passion. A lifetime of consequences. Cressida Felbridge is living the high life as a debutante in 1960s London society when she is courted by a friend of her brother's and set to marry. Wishing only the best for his daughter, her father decrees that she must have her portrait painted to mark the occasion. But as soon as she meets the painter Ralph Few, Cressie knows her life will never be the same again. Soon, she is deeply in love with Ralph, but there is one problem: Ralph is still married to Catherine. As Cressie is drawn into a strange, triangular relationship, Catherine's behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and Ralph and Cressie escape to Cressie's family home in Cumbria. But Catherine will not give up Ralph that easily . . . In the present day, Emily Conway has everything she could wish for: a huge house in West London, two beautiful children and a successful husband, Will. But as Emily and Will drive to a party, Will reveals that he has been betrayed by his business partner. Steering the car off the road at high speed, their perfect life is abruptly ended. When she wakes from her injuries, Emily is told of a mysterious legacy: a house in Cumbria on the edge of an estate, left to her by a woman she has never met. Could this house provide the chance to start anew, or does it hold secrets that she must uncover before it can be at peace? The Snow Angel is a deliciously dark family saga from Lulu Taylor, the bestselling author of The Winter Folly.

Author Lulu Taylor
Isbn 1447230507
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-12-04
Pages 400
Language English
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Experience the grandeur of the remote Scottish Highlands and Madrid in this USA TODAY bestselling “beautifully written...magical adventure” (Woman’s World) following two women connected across time and distance as they search for the truth of their place in the world. Tiggy D’Aplièse spends her days reveling in the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands, where she works at a deer sanctuary. But when the sanctuary is forced to close, she decides to take a job as a wildlife consultant on the vast estate of the elusive and troubled Charlie Kinnaird. She has no idea that the move will not only irrevocably alter her future, but also bring her face-to-face with her past. At the estate, she meets Chilly, an elderly Romani man who fled from Spain seventy years earlier. He tells her that not only does she possess a sixth sense passed down from her ancestors, but it was foretold long ago that he would be the one to send her back home. Back in 1912, in the poor Romani community outside the city walls of Granada, Lucía Amaya-Albaycin is born. At the tender age of ten, Lucía is whisked away by her ambitious father to dance in the flamenco bars of Barcelona. And while Lucía perfects her skills—eventually becoming the greatest flamenco dancer of her generation—tensions in Spain boil over into civil war, forcing Lucía and her troupe of dancers to flee for their lives. As they travel in search of a safe haven, Lucía’s long-held dream of going to New York may be in grasp. But to pursue it, she must choose between her love for her career and the man she adores. “A breathtaking adventure brimming with cruelty, tragedy, passion, [and] obsession” (Lancashire Evening Post, UK), The Moon Sister follows these two women on their journey to discover their true destinies—but at the risk of potentially losing the men they had hoped to build futures with.

Author Lucinda Riley
Isbn 1982110635
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-02-19
Pages 544
Language English
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Fall in love—from the very beginning. Discover the first book in the captivating, #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series. Prepare to be swept into a world of breathless fairy-tale romance, swoonworthy characters, glittering gowns, and fierce intrigue perfect for readers who loved Divergent, Delirium, or The Wrath & the Dawn. For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape a rigid caste system, live in a palace, and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and competing for a crown she doesn’t want. Then America meets Prince Maxon—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined. Don’t miss The Betrothed, a glittering royal romance sure to captivate Kiera Cass’s legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike!

Author Kiera Cass
Isbn 0062059955
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2012-04-24
Pages 352
Language English
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Romance Fantastique. Un avis de tempête, une voiture qui bascule dans un ravin, un valeureux sauveteur. Mais qui est donc Morgan et pourquoi celle qu'il a sauvé de la mort certaine qui l'attendait ne peut-elle pas se souvenir de qui elle est ? C'est ce que Manon, va tenter d'éclaircir durant sa convalescence. Cependant, les bizarreries et les non-dits s’enchaînent, tout comme le chant des loups qui s’élève certaines nuits autour de la bastide du même nom. Les souvenirs ou rêves qu’elle fait sont bien trop étranges pour ne pas refléter une partie de la vérité. Son hôte l’attire, mais il la rejette en dépit de ce qu’elle parvient à déchiffrer dans le reflet du miroir. Qui est-il en réalité, et qui est-elle ? # loup-garou # amitié # surnaturel #famille #âmessœurs #Provence

Author Elena Guimard
Isbn
Genre Art
Year 2019-10-04
Pages 267
Language English
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Mars 1967: un puissant vent de changement souffle sur la province... Si la révolution est néanmoins tranquille, l’existence de Maurice Berger, professeur de collège à Saint-Hyacinthe, est secouée de véritables bouleversements. Sa fille Marie-Andrée, la prunelle de ses yeux, qu’il élève seul depuis la mort de son épouse quatre ans auparavant, noue une relation sentimentale avec le jeune Jeannot, apprend à conduire et prendra bientôt son envol pour aller étudier à Montréal... Mais si son cœur de père saigne à l’idée de cette séparation, Maurice ne peut s’empêcher de se réjouir en pensant que sa nouvelle liberté va lui permettre de vivre plus facilement son idylle avec Diane, une serveuse de café. Dans ses bras, le professeur espère oublier la fascination secrète et coupable qu’il éprouve pour Jeanne, l’épouse de son collègue Émile, un prêtre récemment défroqué. Y parviendra-t-il? À l’heure où les cheveux s’allongent tandis que les robes raccourcissent, les désirs les plus profondément enfouis émergent...

Author Jean-Pierre Charland
Isbn 2897235691
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-04-09T00:00:00-04:00
Pages 448
Language English
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Né à Baie-Saint-Paul, Michel Langlois a étudié à l’Université Laval et fait carrière comme généalogiste professionnel aux Archives nationales du Québec, à Québec. Auteur d’une vingtaine d’ouvrages de généalogie, dont le Dictionnaire biographique des ancêtres québécois, il nous offre avec La Force de vivre une saga familiale en quatre tomes qui nous plonge dans la vie du XIXe siècle et nous transporte aux quatre coins du Québec.

Author Michel Langlois
Isbn 289647675X
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-07-19T00:00:00-04:00
Pages 472
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Nous ne connaissons de Moïse que la légende. Quelle fut la réalité ? Qui fut ce géant, fondateur d'une religion appelée à changer la face du monde ? Comme il l'a fait dans son best-seller "L'Homme qui devint Dieu", Gerald Messadié a rassemblé et confronté toutes les sources, parcouru les pays où se déroulèrent ces événements devenus mythiques, afin de reconstituer le personnage et son milieu. Moïse - le prince Ptahmose - naquit au XIVe siècle avant notre ère, sous le règne de Séti Ier. Il fut le neveu du célèbre Ramsès II. Il fut témoin, tout au long de sa jeunesse, de la corruption et du cynisme qui infectaient la société pharaonique. Puis il fut amené à découvrir la vérité sur sa naissance - une liaison secrète entre sa mère et un travailleur « hapirou », c'est-à-dire hébreu... Ce premier volume retrace la révolte de ce peuple après quatre siècles de servitude. Nous découvrons comment le jeune prince sera amené à devenir son chef, et les circonstances dramatiques dans lesquelles il l'entraînera, traversant la mer Rouge, vers le pays de Canaan... Riche en caractères et en aventures, précis sans didactisme, ce récit romanesque est complété en fin de volume par un appareillage de notes.

Author Gerald Messadié
Isbn 2709640732
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 370
Language English
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«— Ce mariage-là m’a l’air de cacher quelque chose et je voudrais bien savoir quoi, dit Bérengère. — Voyons, grand-mère, protesta Jean, mal à l’aise. — T’as pas fait une niaiserie, j’espère? — Ben non! se défendit-il en mettant toute la conviction dont il était capable dans sa voix. — Qu’est-ce qu’elle a de si spécial, cette fille-là pour que tu te dépêches tant à la marier? — C’est une belle fille et on s’entend bien. — Une belle fille! Une belle fille ! Mon pauvre garçon, tu devrais savoir que la beauté, ça passe vite et quand on se marie, c’est pour la vie.» Montréal, 1946. Jean Bélanger, qui termine son cours classique, et Reine Talbot, fille du propriétaire d’une biscuiterie, se fréquentent depuis quelque temps. Leur passion mutuelle et la fougue de leur jeunesse mènent à des rapprochements charnels, pourtant proscrits par l’Église avant le mariage! Alors que leur amour vacille, Jean rencontre une nouvelle flamme. Mais quelques jours plus tard, Reine lui annonce qu’elle est enceinte, une révélation qui va bouleverser leur vie. Les deux familles, que tout semble opposer, vont se démener pour éviter le scandale et sauvegarder leur réputation. Avec des personnages toujours aussi charismatiques et attachants, des dialogues colorés et vivants qui ont fait son succès, Michel David nous fait revivre une époque où Montréal, au lendemain de la guerre, était en pleine ébullition économique et intellectuelle.

Author Michel David
Isbn 2897232838
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-09-10T00:00:00-04:00
Pages 600
Language English
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