THE WOMEN OF CHATEAU LAFAYETTE by Stephanie DrayBerkley Hardcover; March 30, 2021; Historical Fiction
An epic saga from New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy in three of humanity's darkest hours.
Most castles are protected by powerful men. This one by women...
The Acclaimed Chronicler of America’s Founding Mothers, Including Eliza Hamilton and Patsy Jefferson, Takes on the French Revolution and ADRIENNE LAFAYETTE.
“Each of these three strong women's stories is unique, blending historical facts with expert storytelling. Dray has written a book that is highly recommended, sure to appeal to fans of women's fiction, WWII-era historical fiction, and the musical Hamilton.”—Booklist, STARRED review
“Ambitious…high emotions and careful plotting.”—Publishers WeeklyOne of Oprah Magazine‘s “27 of 2021’s Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Novels
ABOUT THE WOMEN OF CHATEAU LAFAYETTE:
A founding mother...
1774. Gently-bred noblewoman Adrienne Lafayette becomes her husband's political partner in the fight for American independence. But when their idealism sparks revolution in France and the guillotine threatens everything she holds dear, Adrienne must choose to renounce the complicated man she loves, or risk her life for a legacy that will inspire generations to come.
A daring visionary...
1914. Glittering New York socialite Beatrice Astor Chanler is a force of nature, daunted by nothing--not her humble beginnings, her crumbling marriage, or the outbreak of war. But after witnessing the devastation in France and delivering war-relief over dangerous seas, Beatrice takes on the challenge of a lifetime: convincing America to fight for what's right.
A reluctant resistor...
1940. French school-teacher and aspiring artist Marthe Simone has an orphan's self-reliance and wants nothing to do with war. But as the realities of Nazi occupation transform her life in the isolated castle where she came of age, she makes a discovery that calls into question who she is, and more importantly, who she is willing to become.
Intricately woven and beautifully told, The Women of Chateau Lafayette is a sweeping novel about duty and hope, love and courage, and the strength we find from standing together in honor of those who came before us.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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Stephanie Dray is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today bestselling author of historical women's fiction. Her award-winning work has been translated into eight languages. She lives near the nation's capital with her husband, cats, and history books.