My most recent series of books, the Alouette trilogy, is set partly in Southwest France, where I live, so it’s very close to my heart. Since I’ve lived here for 23 years, I know the places that appear in the book well. It was fascinating to go back in time and research them as they were more than 100 years ago.
The series is not yet finished, but Augustine (1880s) and Overture (1897-1914) are already published.
Augustine is a prequel that sets up the rest of the series and tells the story of Augustine and Joseph, who want to marry but face all kinds of barriers, not least Augustine’s parents’ opposition.
Overture follows the fortunes of their daughter, Marie-Thérèse, who wants to become a professional singer, but has to surmount many obstacles herself, including her humble origins. The story moves between Southwest France and Paris, with trips to Vienna, Milan, and Florence.
The next book, Intermezzo, is set during World War I and will be published in 2022. The final book, Finale, is set during World War II, and will be published in 2023. Marie-Thérèse appears in both of them.
Ocelot Press, the author collective I belong to, is having a winter sale of selected books, which are reduced to 99p/c or are even free! The books have a historical theme: romance, mystery, time-slip, dual timeline and contemporary with a historical twist.
Augustine and Overture are taking part in the sale and are both reduced to 99p/c for a few days. So if you received a new Kindle or a gift voucher for Christmas, or just fancy some new reads, check out the Ocelot Press website. Or enter Ocelot Press into the Amazon search bar.
And to see my books, go to my page in your Amazon store.
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