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The French Wife

by Diney Costeloe

The French Wife Synopsis

Love, secrets and danger abound in the new historical novel from bestselling author Diney Costeloe, set in 19th-century France. As the St Clair family prepare for the grand wedding of their daughter, Clarice, trouble is brewing. An old friendship, a new love and a dangerous secret threaten to destroy the life the St Clairs have built. Their younger daughter, Helene, became friends with orphaned Annette during the terrible events of the 1871 siege of Paris. Now they are reunited, with Annette working below stairs for Helene's parents. But she is hiding a dangerous secret, which Helene has promised to keep at all costs. Meanwhile, Helene has begun to fall in love with a young nobleman from England, whose family has plans which do not include their son choosing a French wife.

The French Wife Press Reviews

PRAISE FOR DINEY COSTELOE: 'A treat from the very first page. I could not put it down!' Historical Novel Society on The Sisters of St Croix. 'Historical fiction heaven ... Anyone who feels that women's hist fict is a simplified genre sub-set would definitely need a rethink after this' Bookbag, Top Ten Women's Fiction Books of 2016, on The Sisters of St Croix. 'Enlightening, compelling and emotional' Living North, on The Throwaway Children.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781789543308
Publication date: 6th August 2020
Author: Diney Costeloe
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 416 pages
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Diney Costeloe

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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