A spectacular historical drama… A reader’s delight.
Set against the backdrop of the most violent phase of the French Revolution, Borchert’s second installment in the Château de Verzat Series features a complex examination of gender bias while exploring the horrors and desperation of the times. In her effort to secure a passage to America to reunite with her lover Henri Detré, 17-year-old Geneviève convinces her public prosecutor father to let her work as a court clerk in his office. But a familiar name in the lists of prisoners destined for the guillotine, upturns Geneviève’s plan. Borchert skillfully brings the era to life, with its mounting economic crisis, the gender inequality, the class and racial disparity, the religious prosecution of Roman Catholics. Through Genevièvei’s poignant story, she beautifully captures dreams, hopes, desire, heartache, the power of inner strength and love. Geneviève’s struggle, her frustration with the gender norms, and her eventual realization about her worth as a woman is depicted with heart and soul. Breathtakingly complex and intriguing, the novel delivers in spades.
Her Own Revolution
Château de Verzat Series, Book 2
Le Vin Press
Pub date July 14, 2023
Price $8.99 (USD) Kindle edition