The Corsican Widow

Corsica, backdrop to The Corsican Widow

The Corsican Widow is my latest Corsica novel. Like The House at Zaronza, it’s based on a true tale. The novel also takes place in the village of Zaronza (invented name) on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, and in Marseille, France.

It’s not yet available, but I’ll keep you updated about publication dates. In the meantime, here’s a bit about it.

Corsica, 1755: the island is struggling for independence against its Genoese masters. Can Valeria Peretti, the daughter of a strict Corsican family, escape what destiny has written? She is obliged to marry an older man, whom she doesn’t know, and later on has to make a choice that will have serious repercussions on her life and see her accused of a crime she didn’t commit.

Corsica has always been a male-dominated society. Women had limited life choices and suffered harsh penalties if they transgressed the island’s rigid moral code – as Valeria does. She has to struggle in order to influence her own destiny.

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