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The Resource Chateau of secrets : a novel, Melanie Dobson

Chateau of secrets : a novel, Melanie Dobson

Label
Chateau of secrets : a novel
Title
Chateau of secrets
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Dobson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A courageous young noblewoman risks her life to hide French resistance fighters; seventy years later, her granddaughter visits the family's abandoned chateau and uncovers shocking secrets from the past. Gisele Duchant guards a secret that could cost her life. Tunnels snake through the hill under her family's medieval chateau in Normandy. Now, with Hitler's army bearing down, her brother and several friends are hiding in the tunnels, resisting the German occupation of France. But when German soldiers take over the family's chateau, Gisele is forced to host them as well--while harboring the resistance fighters right below their feet. Taking in a Jewish friend's baby, she convinces the Nazis that it is her child, ultimately risking everything for the future of the child. When the German officers begin to suspect her deception, an unlikely hero rescues both her and the child. A present day story weaves through the past one as Chloe Salvare, Gisele's granddaughter, arrives in Normandy. After calling off her engagement with a political candidate, Chloe pays a visit to the chateau to escape publicity and work with a documentary filmmaker, Riley, who has uncovered a fascinating story about Jews serving in Hitler's army. Riley wants to research Chloe's family history and the lives that were saved in the tunnels under their house in Normandy. Chloe is floored--her family isn't Jewish, for one thing, and she doesn't know anything about tunnels or the history of the house. But as she begins to explore the dark and winding passageways beneath the chateau, nothing can prepare her for the shock of what she and Riley discover ... With emotion and intrigue, Melanie Dobson brings World War II France to life in this beautiful novel about war, family, sacrifice, and the secrets of the past"--
Summary
On a day trip to Cork, Marcy is certain she spots Devon, her daughter, who disappeared in the icy waters of Georgian Bay after a canoeing accident. Marcy begins a desperate search to find her.
Storyline
Tone
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
379307
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.O25
LC item number
C47 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Chateau of secrets : a novel, Melanie Dobson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5674869
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Howard books trade paperback edition.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9781476746111
Lccn
2013043579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn852227067
  • (OCoLC)852227067
Label
Chateau of secrets : a novel, Melanie Dobson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5674869
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Howard books trade paperback edition.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9781476746111
Lccn
2013043579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn852227067
  • (OCoLC)852227067

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      33.8894 -83.139
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