Set in Corsica, this novel is the story that Rachel Swift discovers as she travel there to learn more about her ancestors. She comes across love letters written in the early 20th century during a secret romance between the village schoolteacher and Maria, the daughter of a bourgeois family. It's a romance Maria's family won't allow. Maria's dreams crumble and her life is then played out against the backdrop of beautiful Corsica and the turmoil of WWI.
While I haven't read the entire book yet (I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my copy), I've heard Vanessa read bits and pieces of it in our writing group. It's marvelous! Trust me...you should buy. If you like historical fiction, I know you'll like this book!
|Vanessa entertains us with stories of the trials and tribulations of writing a novel|
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