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The French Wife
06 Aug 2020 * HARDBACK * £18.99 * 9781789543292

As the St Clair family prepare for the grand wedding of their daughter, Clarice, trouble is brewing in the shape of an old friendship, a dangerous secret and new love threatened by unexpected events. Set in 19th-century France.

Fiction / FV (Historical Fiction)
Extent: 416 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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Also by Diney Costeloe
The French Wifeby Diney Costeloe

Two girls in 19th-century rural France.

Annette works below stairs. Hélène is a daughter of the house. As children on the mean streets of Paris, they went through more together than anyone must ever guess and they share a secret to be kept at all costs.

Now Hélène is in love with a man she cannot marry. And must marry a man she cannot love. A man she is beginning to suspect is both cruel and dangerous...

'Truly captivating' Woman & Home

Diney Costeloe is the author of twenty-three novels, several short stories, and many articles and poems. She has three children and seven grandchildren, so when she isn't writing, she's busy with family. She and her husband divide their time between Somerset and West Cork. Find Diney online at, or on Twitter @Dineycost

#1 bestselling author: UK, USA, Canada, Australia.

Over 1 million copies sold.

Excellent speaker at library and reading groups.

MARKET: Susan Lewis; Dilly Court.

'Truly captivating' Woman & Home

'A captivating read, it brings together vibrant characters and historical settings with great success' Woman's Weekly

'A truly captivating read that brings together vibrant characters and a historical setting' Woman's Own

'Gripping tale of love, secrets and peril' Wells Journal

Gorgeous... Full of love, secrets and danger... The perfect escapist page-turning read' Weston Mercury

'The Somerset historical author takes us on a journey of friendship, romance and scandal set in 19th-century France' Somerset Life

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