In the grand tradition of Sara Donati's Into the Wilderness and Diana Gabaldon's Voyager series, Cheryl Sawyer effortlessly weaves fact and fiction into an epic love story set against the dramatic backdrops of pre-revolutionary France and the American War of Independence. Interweaving the birth of a new nation with the destiny of two outsiders from another world, REBEL is both a passionate love story and a compelling portrait of late 18th-century France and frontier America. The fate of two unlikely lovers has a direct bearing on the events that link the two nations. The brilliant and beautiful Viviane de Chercy is in outright rebellion against the man who is about to snatch away her home, her fortune and her freedom. And Jules, the Comte de Mirandol, has been forced to return from the war in America to the very place where he first knew love, and lost it, years before. Their ideals of liberty are all they have in common. Desperate to escape her fate, Viviane stows away on a ship bound for the New World. Once there she falls hopelessly in love- first with the city of her dreams, Philadelphia; and then, when Jules joins the buckskin-clad Virginian Riflemen at the Battle of Brand
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(181mm x 113mm x 29mm)
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Author Biography - Cheryl Sawyer
Born in New Zealand, writer, editor and former publisher Cheryl Sawyer has travelled extensively in Europe, especially in France, where she lived, studied and worked for several years. Her passion for the French language and culture, and the experience of living in an historic chateau helped to inspire her first novel, La Creole, and now Rebel. Other works include a children's book, Gala Koala of La Scala, educational texts and a translation of the Journals of Jean-Francois-Marie de Surville. La Creole has been sold to a German publisher and to Readers Digest Australia.