Uncertain Destiny: Honour and Infamy

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AuthorHouse UK, May 31, 2011 - Fiction - 336 pages
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UNCERTAIN DESTINY is the first of a three part trilogy of two aristocratic families, torn apart by war during the French Revolution. The saga begins in Paris in 1973. As King's Counsel, le Comte D'Orsay is about to be guillotined his beautiful wife faints. As Angelique falls to the ground she lets go of their young daughter's hand. Honore is only six years old at the time. Tragically, the child is snatched by a patriot and sold for a beggar's ransom. She becomes a tragic victim of a bloody war. Ten years later an orphan girl called Brown finds herself in England. She is haunted by her past but can't do anything about it. She suffers much hardship, however the tragedies of war pale in comparison when the cruel, debauched tyrant, Lord Dunstan tries to rape her! Our protagonist is a strong-minded, feisty young woman who finds true and everlasting love when she meets a handsome naval officer, Lieutenant James Lowndes.

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About the author (2011)

It was while studying art history and antiquities that Joanna d'Este' Clark began writing poetry but had always wanted to write a novel. Many years later, while living in Paris UNCERTAIN DESTINY finally took root. When she discovered her relatives were not only related to Louis Seize but had also been guillotined in the very place she walked through every day on her way to work, the Place du Carrousel during the French Revolution. Her imagination took flight! She spends a lot of time in France but lives in Scotland.

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