Tyndale House Publishers
On Sale: February 5, 2019
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A beautifully crafted story breathes life into the cameo
character from the classic novel A Tale of Two
It is the best of
times . . .
On a tranquil farm nestled in the
French countryside, two orphaned cousins—Renée and
Laurette—have been raised under the caring guardianship of
young Émile Gagnon, the last of a once-prosperous family. No
longer starving girls, Laurette and Renée now spend days
tending Gagnon's sheep, and nights in their cozy loft,
whispering secrets and dreams in this time of waning
innocence and peace.
It is the worst of times . .
Paris groans with a restlessness that can no
longer be contained within its city streets. Hunger and
hatred fuel her people. Violence seeps into the ornate halls
of Versailles. Even Gagnon’s table in the quiet village of
Mouton Blanc bears witness to the rumbles of rebellion,
where Marcel Moreau embodies its voice and
It is the story that has never been
In one night, the best and worst of fate
collide. A chance encounter with a fashionable woman will
bring Renée’s sewing skills to light and secure a place in
the court of Queen Marie Antoinette. An act of reckless
passion will throw Laurette into the arms of the
increasingly militant Marcel. And Gagnon, steadfast in his
faith in God and country, can only watch as those he loves
march straight into the heart of the revolution.
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