What if you had a unique talent, but everything conspired against your dreams?
France, 1897. Born to a modest farming family, Marie-Thérèse has a remarkable singing voice and wants to become a professional singer. But too many obstacles, including her parents’ opposition, stand in her way. And, through no fault of her own, she makes a dangerous enemy of the local landlord.
When the family circumstances change suddenly, Marie-Thérèse and her mother must move to Paris to work in her aunt’s restaurant. Her ambitions rekindle, but the road to success is paved with setbacks until a chance meeting gives her a precious opportunity.
She is close to achieving all her dreams, but the ghosts of the past come back to haunt her and threaten Marie-Thérèse’s life as well as her career.
I love a good historical fiction story and I thought that this one was very good.
The author has the perfect writing style for this genre and the words in the story flowed so well. The book completely absorbed me and I enjoyed every minute reading it. It is a fairly short read at just under 250 pages too. The characters were very well developed and the book was a delight to read from cover to cover.
I was thrilled to see that this was the first book in a new trilogy and after reading this one, I can’t wait for the release of the second and third books! It is five stars from me for this one, very highly recommended and a thoroughly enjoyable story to read
Purchase Link: http://mybook.to/OvertureBook1
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Vanessa Couchman is a novelist, short story author and freelance writer and has lived in an 18th-century farmhouse in southwest France since 1997. French and Corsican history and culture provide great inspiration for her fiction. She has written two novels set on the Mediterranean island of Corsica: The House at Zaronza and The Corsican Widow. Her third novel, Overture, is Book 1 of a trilogy set in France between 1897 and 1945. Vanessa’s short stories have won and been placed in creative writing competitions and published in anthologies.
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