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Daughters of the Storm

EsSohpie Heloise and Marie Victoire they were the daughters of the storm and this is their story a sweeping breathtaking saga of three remarkable women whose lives would be forever entwined by the turbulent forces of history and their own passionate struggle for love liberty and lifeDAUGHTERS OF THE STORMThe magnificent debut novel by Elizabeth Buchan who captures for all time the fiery spirit the bold passions and the shattered dreams of an unforgettable era This book is about an English woman to travels to Paris just before the start of the French revolution and gets caught up in it Great suspense around what will happen to her and her friends amidst numerous executions of everyone associated with the upper classes Gruesome and terrible at times but a very well written historical suspense story

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A NATION DIVIDED BY POWER AND PASSIONParis 1789 the time is ripe for resolution In the glittering court of Louis XVI the extravagance of the rich grows outrageous every day While in the streets the restless crowds gather like dark clouds whipped by rumor and rhetoric as the storm of change breaks over the BastilleSOPHIE LUTRELLShe left England with romantic dreams of glittering balls and handsome suitors only to discover the perils of a nation bitterly divide I admire other works by this author This her first novel is unusual in having a distinct historical setting Paris during the French Revolution I think she is better with later periods including contemporaryMy enjoyment also diminished by the ebook formatting Chapter breaks not coded for navigation just three sections of 100 pages each The text was garbled on every page Too garbled for it to be the result of scanning alone Fortunately a book meant for easy reading can take some garbled text although it is always nicer with the minimum Mountain City of Louis XVI the extravagance Untitled (The Trials of Apollo, of the rich grows Extracted outrageous every day While in the streets the restless crowds gather like dark clouds whipped by rumor and rhetoric as the storm Mr. Miller: ¿Cuándo el depredador se volvió la presa? (Spanish Edition) of change breaks Musika airean (Literatura) over the BastilleSOPHIE LUTRELLShe left England with romantic dreams The Magicians Wife of glittering balls and handsome suitors Power And Prosperity only to discover the perils High Stakes (Vampire Beach, of a nation bitterly divide I admire Half to Death other works by this author This her first novel is unusual in having a distinct historical setting Paris during the French Revolution I think she is better with later periods including contemporaryMy enjoyment also diminished by the ebook formatting Chapter breaks not coded for navigation just three sections Geronimo of 100 pages each The text was garbled Must Love Breeches (Must Love, on every page Too garbled for it to be the result Το καφενείο των τρελλών of scanning alone Fortunately a book meant for easy reading can take some garbled text although it is always nicer with the minimum

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D and an affair that will change her from a girl into a womanHELOISE DE GUINOTSophie's French cousin she was the daughter of power and privilege until the revolution stripped her of everything and made her the target of the vengeful mob both for who she is and who she lovesMARIE VICTOIRE BONNARDHeloise's loyal maid and trusted confidant she was bound to serve but burned for freedom even as her involvement with a young radical threatened to consume her in flam I read this book many years ago and it has stayed with me It is out of print now but I would love to find a copy of it somewhere This book takes place in France during the Revolution The story centers around three women from vastly different backgrounds One is a daughter of the aristocracy forced into marriage to a much older man even though she loves another Another is her cousin from England who comes for a visit but is caught up in the Revolution as well The third woman is from the lower classes who kills her lover who is a revolutionary The story follows the three women's stories as their lives intersect Two end up on the guillotine and one gets away It was beautifully written The author still writes but is not currently writing anything like this


9 thoughts on “Daughters of the Storm

  1. says:

    “It was too much' she murmured Too much of everything Blood Death Fear Wasted hope”Paris 1789 Sophie Lutrell leaves her comfortable life in the English countryside behind for an extended visit with her cousin Héloïse de Guinot The two cousins are like sisters and they're soon swept up in the romance and glamour of the Parisian court and Sophie might forget her almost fiance from home and let herself be swept off her feet by the dashing American William Jones a secret spy for the American government Héloïse is unhappily married off to the Comte de Choissy but she soon finds love in the arms of a French soldier Louis d'Epinon The third female in this story is that of Héloïse's maid Marie Victoire Bonnard who finds love in the arms of a revolutionary but that love comes at a great personal cost “They threw their hats into the air screamed their joy and fought to dip their handkerchiefs into the blood”Sophie is so caught up in the glitz and glamour of her life in Paris that she hides her head in the sand ignores the warnings to leave France while she still can and when madness takes over and The Terror begins it just might be too late “You have heard what they say about the Conciergerie? The hell from which there is no route save by the little window of the guillotine”Let me tell you that was some pretty intense stuff at the end I did have a pretty rocky start with this one the early chapters were very short and there was a lot of head hopping third person but still annoying and I admit to thinking about bailing out of this and glad I hung on The different POVs give the reader a bird's eye view from multiple perspectives from the glitz of Versailles to the underbelly of Paris I'll just add one word of caution this is not a fluffy feel good romantic HEA kind of book so if that's your cuppa tea I suggest you move along One word of caution for cover geeks my copy ISBN #0 553 28448 7 has the cover posted above but when you search swapseller sites by this number it pulls up the so ugly I won't even post it here cover I have no idea which cover you'll get so don't blame me if you get that other oneOne odd thing is the author's Afterward She writes as if some of the characters in the novel were real historical people yet I've not had a hit on any of them on Google Any one out there have an answer for me?


  2. says:

    I admire other works by this author This her first novel is unusual in having a distinct historical setting Paris during the French Revolution I think she is better with later periods including contemporaryMy enjoyment also diminished by the ebook formatting Chapter breaks not coded for navigation just three sections of 100 pages each The text was garbled on every page Too garbled for it to be the result of scanning alone Fortunately a book meant for easy reading can take some garbled text although it is always nicer with the minimum


  3. says:

    I put this book right up there with Tale of two Cities They should made this one into a movie


  4. says:

    I read this book many years ago and it has stayed with me It is out of print now but I would love to find a copy of it somewhere This book takes place in France during the Revolution The story centers around three women from vastly different backgrounds One is a daughter of the aristocracy forced into marriage to a much older man even though she loves another Another is her cousin from England who comes for a visit but is caught up in the Revolution as well The third woman is from the lower classes who kills her lover who is a revolutionary The story follows the three women's stories as their lives intersect Two end up on the guillotine and one gets away It was beautifully written The author still writes but is not currently writing anything like this


  5. says:

    This is an epic story of the French Revolution along the lines of Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities; it follows the lives of three women French noblewoman Heloise her English cousin Sophie and a French servant Marie Victoire The revolution is described through their experiences and those of Heloise's despised husbandher lover Sophie's fiance Ned and the American spy William Jones The evils of the revolution are personified in the peasant Jacues who rapes Marie Victoire and escapes to Paris where he throws himself into the rebellion and plots revenge against Heloise's family Although I have studied the French Revolution I am no expert but the events and the atmosphere of hate resentment ghastly violence and pervasive fear seem to be accurately depicted


  6. says:

    Loved it This was not your average sappy historical novel This was real life Real hunger Real Pain Loss If you're looking for a happy ending for everyone in the book; keep moving You won't find it here What you will find is an intricately woven tale of three women who come from different stations in society The story lends a window into the soul of the characters so that we can live the experience of the French Revolution walking in their shoes NO romanticization of this bloody time in French history friends This was the first novel of Buchan I've read I can guarantee after reading it; it will NOT be my last It was absolutely amazing


  7. says:

    It was my interest in the French Revolution that drew me to this book and I found it to be a fascinating read for that reason it really brought to life the terrifying events showing the different perspectives of rich and poor revolutionary and royalist However this version of the book was littered with typographic errors which was a little distracting at times Still a fairly engaging read


  8. says:

    This book is about an English woman to travels to Paris just before the start of the French revolution and gets caught up in it Great suspense around what will happen to her and her friends amidst numerous executions of everyone associated with the upper classes Gruesome and terrible at times but a very well written historical suspense story


  9. says:

    Amazing story showing lives of 3 women in French Revolution the French aristocracy the slaves of the revolution and the English Great historical fiction plus romance


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