Chateau of Secrets A Novel

Auteur: Melanie Dobson
Taal: Engels
Chateau of Secrets
Auteur: Melanie Dobson
Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781476746111
  • Druk: 1
  • mei 2014
  • 400 pagina's
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Melanie Dobson

Melanie Dobson schrijft romans met een mix van romantiek en spanning, zoals 'De tragedie van Ladenbrooke Manor' en 'Het geheim van Chateau d'Epines'. Schrijven is voor haar het ultieme excuus om te reizen naar vergeten oorden, in oude huizen rond te snuffelen en urenlang vergeelde dagboeken te lezen. Ze woont met haar man en dochters in de Pacific Northwest. Als ze niet aan het schrijven is, geeft ze graag anderen les in schrijven. Ook leest ze graag historische romans. Op bol.com vind je alle boeken van Melanie Dobson, waaronder het nieuwste boek van Melanie Dobson.

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A courageous young noblewoman risks her life to hide French resistance fighters; seventy years later, her granddaughter visits the family’s abandoned chateau and uncovers shocking secrets from the past.

Gisèle Duchant guards a secret that could cost her life. Tunnels snake through the hill under her family’s medieval chateau in Normandy. Now, with Hitler’s army bearing down, her brother and several friends are hiding in the tunnels, resisting the German occupation of France.

But when German soldiers take over the family’s château, Gisèle is forced to host them as well—while harboring the resistance fighters right below their feet. Taking in a Jewish friend’s baby, she convinces the Nazis that it is her child, ultimately risking everything for the future of the child. When the German officers begin to suspect her deception, an unlikely hero rescues both her and the child.

A present day story weaves through the past one as Chloe Sauver, Gisèle’s granddaughter, arrives in Normandy. After calling off her engagement with a political candidate, Chloe pays a visit to the chateau to escape publicity and work with a documentary filmmaker, Riley, who has uncovered a fascinating story about Jews serving in Hitler’s army. Riley wants to research Chloe’s family history and the lives that were saved in the tunnels under their house in Normandy. Chloe is floored—her family isn’t Jewish, for one thing, and she doesn’t know anything about tunnels or the history of the house. But as she begins to explore the dark and winding passageways beneath the chateau, nothing can prepare her for the shock of what she and Riley discover…

With emotion and intrigue, Melanie Dobson brings World War II France to life in this beautiful novel about war, family, sacrifice, and the secrets of the past.

Recensie(s)

Seldom do I read an entire book in one day, but I did with Chateau of Secrets. I was entranced by the beautifully researched setting and the complex web of characters. Melanie Dobson has written a masterful novel! --Sarah Sundin, award-winning author of On Distant Shores

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2014-05-13
Afmetingen
21,1 x 13,7 x 2,5 cm
Aantal pagina's
400 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Melanie Dobson
Uitgever
Simon & Schuster

EAN

EAN
9781476746111

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
NUR code
342
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2014-05-01
Subtitel
A Novel
Thema Qualifier Code
5PGM
Thema Subject Code
FV

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