Odette and the Great Fear

A gothic romance “written by” Merle Bennett

After reading the excerpts as Merle writes her story in The Frenchman, read the expanded version of the novella here. Set during the French Revolution, a young woman travels on foot from Paris to the Dordogne to start over as a goat herder on a farm. But the revolution follows her south, as a Count deals with unruly farmers, weather ruins crops, and a handsome soldier, wounded in battle, shows up on the doorstep.

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“Her book was about the French Revolution which was a terrible time in that country. The nation was divided and lacked proper leadership. This is the story of a young woman who lived and loved during that time. Beautiful, poignant story. Well written and edited, interesting and informative.”

Other books in the Bennett Sisters Mysteries

The Last Letter from France The Tomb Blackbird Fly: Deluxe Collectible Edition The Bennett Sisters French Coloring Book Bennett Sisters Mysteries Vol 1-4 Bennett Sisters Mysteries Vol 9-18 The Bennett Sisters Mysteries: Volumes 1 – 8 Birds of a Feather Trilogy Dead Flats Trilogy Monsieur Moonlight Here There and Everywhere Château des Corbeaux Birds of a Feather 3: Fly the Nest Birds of a Feather: 2: Crazy as a Loon Birds of a Feather 1: Swan & Peacock Lost in Lavender Dead Flat 3: Uncorked Dead Flat 2: Outside the Bubble Dead Flat 1: Bottle of Lies A Bolt from the Blue Bennett Sisters French Cookbook: Recipes inspired by the Mystery Series Blame It On Paris The Frenchman The Things We Said Today Give Him the Ooh-la-la! Girl in the Empty Dress Blackbird Fly