Patriot's Daughter

PDF-file by Gladys Malvern

Patriot's Daughter PDF ebook download As the beloved daughter of the famous Marquis de Lafayette, Anastasia and her family lived a rich and happy life in France on the eve of the Revolution. Papa was often away from home, fighting for freedom in the American Revolution and then in the French Revolution he helped to start. But as France's initial quest for Liberty, Equality and Brotherhood descended into the chaos of the Reign of Terror and the terrible guillotine, their lives were in great danger. As the people's cheers of admiration and love for Lafayette changed over the years to howls of hate and fury, the Lafayettes escaped to their country home of Chavaniac… but found they were no safer there, as their mother Adrienne was arrested and taken to prison in Paris with other members of the nobility, many whose lives were ended by the blade of the guillotine. Anxiety and an uncertain future along with diminishing resources, serves to strengthen eldest daughter Ann into an intelligent and resolute young woman, capable of holding the family together while Maman is in prison, and Papa is off at war and then imprisoned in Austria. Even so, will the patriotic de Lafayettes survive the turmoil that swirls around them? Can Ann stand firm as a Patriot's Daughter?

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