Frenchman's Creek: A lush, historical drama about love and freedom


From the author of Rebecca comes the story of a woman who craves love, freedom, and adventure--but it might cost her everything.

"Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling." --New York Times

A lost classic from master of gothic romance and author of Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier, Frenchman's Creek is an electrifying tale of love and scandal on the high seas.

Jaded by the numbing politeness of London in the late 1600s, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness and her longing to escape.

But when chance leads her to meet a French pirate, hidden within Cornwall's shadowy forests, Dona discovers that her passions and thirst for adventure have never been more aroused. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger, secrets, and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.

Frenchman's Creek is a breathtaking historical romance rife with suspense and intrigue, about a woman embracing danger and romance, haunted by the gothic mood of du Maurier's Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, and My Cousin Rachel.

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288 pages

Average rating: 8.5




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