A compelling story of the power of lies, the misuse of trust - and of one woman's triumph over a devastating betrayal.
Marie-Ange Hawkins has a childhood about which most people dream - freedom, love and security in a beautiful old French château. But when she is just eleven, a tragic accident ends her idyllic life. Orphaned, she is sent to America, to live with her great-aunt on a farm in Iowa. Bitterly resente, cut off from everything she has known and loved, Marie-Ange is forced to work tirelessly on the farm, dreaming of the day she can return to her beloved home.
Then, just after her twenty-first birthday, an unexpected visitor brings startling news and an extraordinary gift: the freedom to return to France, to Château Marmouton.