The House with Blue Shutters by Lisa Hilton

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CASTROUX, FRANCE, 1939. In a bare farmhouse above the village, Oriane lives in desperate poverty. When the Germans invade, her simple world crumbles. Passions erupt, moral boundaries break down, and rebellion is soon in the air.

CASTROUX, FRANCE, 2000. In an idyllic gîte overlooking the river, Claudia sunbathes on the terrace. She's pregnant, trapped, and terrified of the future. She confides only in an elderly neighbour, Oriane, and discovers that she too once carried a shameful secret.

THE HOUSE WITH BLUE SHUTTERS. Witness to the horrors of war and the heartache that followed. A place where history echoes off every wall...


About Lisa Hilton

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Lisa Hilton is the critically acclaimed author of Queens Consort and Athenais: The Life of Louis XIV's Mistress, the Real Queen of France. She lives in London.
Published July 1, 2010 by Atlantic Books. 440 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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