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

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