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The Women of Chateau Lafayette

by Stephanie Dray

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The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray
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Stephanie Dray is back with another stellar work of historical fiction.

The Women of Chateau Lafayette, Stephanie Dray's latest work of historical fiction, revolves around three courageous individuals who navigate the dangers of warfare during different time periods: Adrienne Lafayette (1759-1807), a politically astute woman who helped her husband usher in the French Revolution only to narrowly survive its aftermath; Beatrice Ashley Chanler (c.1880-1946), a colorful New York actress who braved ocean crossings and bombed-out French towns to provide relief to World War I soldiers and support for children orphaned by the war; and Marthe, a fictional World War II heroine representing the unknown people responsible for rescuing Jewish children from the Gestapo. Tying the three women together is the Chateau Lafayette, the ancestral home of the Lafayette family, parts of which served as an orphanage and hospital during and after the two wars.

Dray bounces back ...

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