Hella’s Book Review

This month Hella reviews the book The Duchess by Danielle Steele

The story is set in the 1830’s starting in England then takes the reader to Paris, France and across the Atlantic Ocean to New York.  The Duchess referred to in the title is Angelique Latham. She is not a Duchess but the daughter of the Duke of Westerfield. She is the much-loved child of her father’s second marriage to a French woman who was the daughter of a French marquis.  Angelique loses her mother at an early age. Her father adores her and sees to it that she is well educated, learns French and is trained in managing their grand estate, Belgrave Castle. Read the full review

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Fireside Chat Book Discussion

Join us for our next book discussion group on Thurs Jan 25at 6:30 pm. We will be discussing the book Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Books are available at the library for check out.

Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this debut novel reveals a story of love, redemption, and secrets that were hidden for decades.  New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France.………Read more.

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