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The Chateau by the River
  • The charm of France: a castle
    whose enchanting ruins offer
    glimpses of its sumptuous past
  • Two parallel stories of life
    and love in one book
  • A feel-good novel with
    a fairytale quality
ChloƩ Duval
The Chateau by the River
(A sa rencontre)
Type
Women's fiction
Word count
145 000 words
Rights sold
(4 Countries) : Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, United States
Details
Full manuscript available in English

Two women, two eras,
and one castle that will
decide their destinies

Alexandra, a dynamic young business woman from California, has always been fascinated with France. She discovers that she herself has French roots when she comes across a photo of her ancestor Gabrielle D’Arcy, posing in front of the Château of Ferté-Chandeniers. She determines to find out everything there is to know about this woman who left her country for America a century ago.

Alex travels to France to the village of Chandeniers, where she gets to know Eric, the new owner of the once magnificent château, which is now half-ruined after a fire in the 1900s. But Eric turns against this American who has invited herself into the homestead that was so dear to his father, and which he is at such pains to protect from wouldbe buyers who care little for preserving its heritage.

It was in this place that Gabrielle dreamed, doubted, and lived a great love, and it is here that her descendant, walking in her footsteps, just might meet her own destiny.

  • The charm of France: a castle
    whose enchanting ruins offer
    glimpses of its sumptuous past
  • Two parallel stories of life
    and love in one book
  • A feel-good novel with
    a fairytale quality

About the author

ChloƩ Duval
A Frenchwoman by birth, Canadian by adoption, and Québecoise in her heart, Chloé Duval lives in Montreal with her prince charming and dozens of characters jostling around inside her head.