By Sonia Marmen
Le most efficient tome de l. a. Fille du Pasteur Cullen a remporté un vif succès au Québec et en France. Des dizaines de milliers de lecteurs ont succombé à ses charmes. Intrigues, amours, portrait d'époque richement documenté... tout y était pour qu'on le dépose à remorse, pressé d'en connaître los angeles suite. los angeles voici enfin ! Sonia Marmen revient en strength avec un moment tome aussi étonnant qu'émouvant. Elle nous plonge dans l. a. vie des membres de los angeles famille Seton, en plein XIXe siècle, captivante période où l. a. liberté devient l'enjeu de toutes les luttes.
Charlotte Seton est l. a. fille aînée de Francis Seton, chirurgien réputé d'Édimbourg, et de Dana Cullen, fille d'un pasteur presbytérien. Alors que des épreuves mettent en péril le mariage du couple, Charlotte fait son entrée dans le monde des grands. Elle se passionne pour l. a. technology de son père en même temps que son cœur s'éveille aux émois de l'amour. Entêtée et curieuse, elle défiera plus d'une fois les interdits de los angeles société britannique du début du XIXe siècle. Il en résultera une suite d'évènements malheureux qui l. a. laisseront déçue de ce que lui offre l. a. vie et l'amèneront à s'interroger sur sa position dans un monde où elle ne voit d'espace que pour les hommes. Un séjour en Jamaïque, à l. a. plantation sucrière des Elliot, lui ouvrira de nouveaux horizons. Dans ce cadre exotique, elle vivra le bonheur du vertige amoureux. Mais l'ombre d'un mystery airplane à Montpelier et Charlotte découvrira avec effroi que les Elliot sont prêts à tout pour le protéger...
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Halvorsen. ” Mercedes showed Col. Halvorsen the window where she had watched the planes and showed him the yard below where the white chickens had once lived. Then she tried to tell him how much his gift had meant to her. Col. Halvorsen’s eyes misted over. Oh, yes, he knew! But how could he tell Mercedes the joy that had come to him from two sticks of gum? He’d seen a World War go by, and a Cold War begin, but he’d always found in the children’s eyes the hope for a better tomorrow. No, he couldn’t explain, so he penned a wish for Mercedes on his original letter: Dear Mercedes and family!
Halvorsen softly rubbed his head. His little friend’s sweet hope was as fragile as the eggs and as precious to him as the white chickens were to her. But would he ever find the garden with the chickens? Even with Peter’s map, he couldn’t find his yard by the canal. As October days passed into November, a thick, soupy fog began to blanket Berlin’s sky. Walking home with Mama, Mercedes prayed the pilots would be safe today. She prayed, too, that the fog would lift so the Chocolate Pilot could find her chickens in the yard at last.
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