An ancient secret hidden within a mother’s song ...
When young widow, Marie-Ange Norton is invited to Beauregard in France by the mysterious Monsieur Malleval to collect an inheritance, she has no choice but to accept.
But when she embarks on the voyage with her fiery-tempered travelling companion Capitaine Hugo Saintclair, little does she know what waits for her across the sea in turbulent nineteenth-century France on the eve of Napoleon’s return from exile. When she arrives, she is taken aback by Malleval’s fascination with her family – seemingly inspired by his belief they are connected to a sacred relic he’s read about in coded manuscripts by the Knights Templar.
As it becomes clear that Malleval’s obsession has driven him to madness, Marie-Ange is horrified to realise she is more the man’s prisoner than his guest. Not only that, but Hugo is the only person who might be able to help her, and he could represent a different kind of danger ...
This was previously published as Angel Heart by Accent Press in 2015. This is a revised, substantially edited and updated version. Published February 2021 by Choc Lit.
Thrilling read - adventure and romance
Exciting story set in post Napoleonic England and France. Marie-Ange is not your typical Regency heroine. She has had to learn to be strong as she faces unpredictable challenges. She is accompanied on her adventures by the intriguing Capitaine Saintclair, but can she really trust him? Throw some Templars and weird priests into the mix and you have a fantastic story!
I loved it and I believe any reader of Dan Brown or stories with Knight Templars will agree with me! We follow Marie-Ange from England to France and back again, through theories about immortality and a Holy Cross and conspiracies against the French king! You will not want to put it down till the last page...
thank you to choc lit for giving me an advance copy in exchange for my honest review