Back cover: After invading Lamorlaye, France, Nazi officials don’t hesitate to take over the beautiful Meunier manor as their headquarters, hiring two young Frenchwomen, Marie and Elise, who clean and launder to help supplement their families’ meager incomes. But the girls begin to grow suspicious when medical equipment arrives, followed by an influx of pregnant women. As the Nazis’ plans for the manor become clear, the girls must decide where their loyalties truly lie.
More than fifty years later . . .
Marshall Becker arrives in Lamorlaye to begin the massive renovation of
a Renaissance-era castle. The project that was meant to provide an
escape for Becker instead becomes a gripping glimpse into the human
drama that unfolded during the Nazi occupation and seems to live on in
midnight disturbances and bizarre acts of vandalism.
explores the castle’s shadowy history as he seeks to cope with the
demons from his own past. Only Jade, the feisty nanny of the owner’s
children, is willing to stand up to him. But Becker soon discovers that
every one of the château’s inhabitants seems to have something to hide
and something to protect—and something worth fighting for.
weaved through history of hope and love, of rebuilding through
destruction, of forgiveness and second chances. This book weaves two
stories one from the past and one current time together. Bring the
reader to fall in love with so many strong characters and hoping for a
happy ending for all of them. I was pulled in from the first few pages
till the very end. While at times predictable I would still
recommend reading this book.