In this breathtaking short story, Heather Webb, the acclaimed author of Becoming Josephine, explores the heartbreak and devotion of a mother searching for peace in war-torn France.
Madame Beatrix Joubert has lived her life by the rhythmof theclocks, the callof a cuckoo bird, and the gongs of bells. These once comforting sounds, accompanied by the laughter of her husband and son, now only remind her of the emptiness of her home and the anger that grows inside her. Of German birth, she is an outcast in her French village, but her homeland is the enemy that stole all she held dear. As she plots and plans, fueled by grief and theneed for revenge, Beatrix will embark on upon a dangerous journeythat could forever alter the life she once knew.
Originally published in the moving collectionFall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War, this e-book also includes an excerpt from Webb's latest novel, Rodin's Lover, available now.
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