By Sonia Marmen
Les deux premiers tomes de l. a. série l. a. Fille du Pasteur Cullen ont remporté un vif succès au Québec et en France. Des dizaines de milliers de lecteurs ont succombé à ses charmes: intrigues, amours, portrait d’époque richement documenté. Le plaisir se poursuit avec ce troisième tome, qui dépeint une société en pleine révolution industrielle, une époque où l. a. liberté devient l’enjeu de toutes les luttes. Celles de l’émancipation des esclaves, du bouleversement des conventions d’un monde encore fortement attaché à ses traditions, et de los angeles vérité sur le silence. Une histoire où seul l’amour vrai triomphe.
Édimbourg, Londres et l. a. Jamaïque, 1831-1833
Charlotte Seton, fille aînée de Francis Seton, chirurgien réputé à Édimbourg, et de Dana Cullen, fille d'un pasteur presbytérien, vit depuis plusieurs mois à los angeles plantation de los angeles famille Elliot à Montpelier, en Jamaïque. Chargée de prendre soin de los angeles petite Mabel, elle s'est rapidement rendu compte que le poids du passé pesait lourd sur cette famille. Son insatiable curiosité los angeles pousse à tenter de découvrir les secrets and techniques qui semblent miner chacun d'eux, l'entraînant du coup dans de périlleuses mésaventures. C'est alors qu'éclate sur l'île une rébellion des esclaves. Dans le chaos, tous les propriétaires fuient leurs plantations, et Charlotte se retrouve seule avec le gérant du domaine, Nicholas Lauder. Au second où elle ne l'espérait plus, elle se retrouve face à cet homme au passé obscur qui l. a. fascine tant. Une nouvelle fois, sa vie sera bouleversée...
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The second man put the bundle on the table and spread it out. It consisted of two yellow-and-green tunics wrapped around two swords and two daggers. ” He was stupid to deny it, Gwenda thought fearfully: they would get the truth out of him, just as he had got the truth out of her. ” His voice hardened with threat, and the handful of other customers in the room all got up from their seats and quickly slipped out of the inn, leaving only Gwenda’s family. “Joby left here a while ago,” Pa said desperately.
He could be a contender. Godwyn carried the dinner back to the prior’s house, feeling worried. If Cecilia decided to help Theodoric, he did not know what he would do. He had no fall-back plan. He wanted to be prior of Kingsbridge one day. He felt sure he could do the job better than Anthony. And if he was a successful prior, he might rise higher: bishop, archbishop, or perhaps a royal official or counsellor. He had only a vague idea of what he would do with such power, but he felt strongly that he belonged in some elevated position in life.
They were going to murder her, Gwenda felt sure. She could see nothing through her tears, and she was sobbing too hard to plead for her life. She would die and go to hell. She waited for the end. “Let her go,” said the older man. ” The younger man released her and gave her a shove. She stumbled and fell to the ground. She got up, wiped her eyes so that she could see, and stumbled off. “Go on, run away,” the man called after her. ” Caris could not sleep. She got up from her bed and went into Mama’s room.