Tales of Corsica series Book 2
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 (an invented name) on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, and in Marseille, France.
The book will be available on 10th May 2018. The Kindle version is currently on pre-order on Amazon. This means you can order it now and Amazon will deliver it on the publication date. You don’t pay anything until the book is delivered. In the meantime, here’s a bit about it.
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.
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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