In a world filled with danger, one secret will change everything! Two lovers bound by love. A dreadful overlord who will shatter lives to possess the woman he desires. And the dark secrets that one woman will risk everything to keep buried. From the dangerous wilderness of New France, to the opulent salons of the aristocracy; the lives, loves, and secrets of a small town thrust a young man and young woman into danger and mayhem on the eve of their wedding.
The Widow's Daughter is an absorbing novel about wicked intentions, murder, obsessive love, undisclosed secrets, unstoppable destinies, and the woman whose secret will either destroy or restore lives. When an unscrupulous overlord attempts to kidnap Emilie and prevent her marriage to Robert, the act sends her fleeing for her life, straight into the path of danger and tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she encounters. A catastrophic chain of events turns her life into a desperate flight from home, thrusting her straight into peril. As dark secrets emerge, Emilie must reconcile her past and her love for each Robert. From taverns to convents, food riots to epidemics, Emilie and Robert must find their paths back to each other while learning the true meaning of love and forgiveness. The Widow's Daughter is a retelling of the classic novel, The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi) by Alessandro Manzoni. Inspired by this epic Italian classic novel; a new and captivating tale in a new setting, a new century, and with new plot twists while remaining faithful to key story elements.
Also by Mirella Sichirollo Patzer:
Orphan of the Olive Tree
The Contessa's Vendetta