I have been itching to show you the cover for the next in my Tales of Corsica series, The Corsican Widow, which will be published on 10th May 2018. The Kindle version is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The designer was, again, JD Smith, who has designed previous covers for me and I’m delighted with it. She has really captured the spirit of the book.
The Corsican Widow is set in mid-late 18th-century Corsica and Marseille. That was a period of great turbulence for the island of Corsica, which struggled for independence for much of the century against Genoa, which owned it. The Corsicans set up their own republic in defiance of the Genoese, which lasted a mere 14 years, led by Pasquale Paoli. He was a visionary and achieved many things before having to bow in front of the military might of France, to which Genoa sold Corsica in 1868.
This is the backdrop against which the story of Valeria, a woman of 20 at the beginning of the book, takes place.
Here is the blurb:
Corsica, 1755. The island is struggling for independence against its Genoese masters.
Can Valeria Peretti escape the destiny that is mapped out for her? She must marry an older, wealthy man, and a quiet, respectable life apparently awaits her. But a prophecy on the eve of her betrothal spells misfortune ahead.
As her life unfolds, Valeria’s attempts to fight against her fate bring her into conflict with the unbending moral code of Corsican society. She must make a choice between her personal wishes and social duty that will cast her far away from Corsica’s shores.
This is a story of love and injustice against the backdrop of an austere, traditional society.
The Corsican Widow is now available for preorder on Amazon Kindle. A paperback version is also in preparation.
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