Her Own War

Château de Verzat Series: Book Three

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Pub Date 14 Jul 2024 | Archive Date 4 Oct 2024
Le Vin Press | Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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"Fans of historical fiction will find this novel a most captivating read." — Kirkus Reviews

"For fans of Stephanie Dray's The Women of Chateau Lafayette. "

— Publishers Weekly BookLife Editor's Pick

As Napoleon rises from the ashes of the French Revolution, one woman dares to spy against him.

Imprisoned for the crime of impersonating a man, Geneviève LaGarde fears giving birth in an asylum could be certain death for her and her unborn child. Desperate for her release, her husband, Louis, trades his freedom for hers and must join Bonaparte's army in Egypt.

As Geneviève wages her own war against the tyrannical general, she not only risks her own life but also those of her children and the four hundred families who depend on the Château de Verzat estate. Knowing her desperate actions could cause the government to confiscate the entire vineyard, she sacrifices everything to save her husband and protect the people who become her family. A captivating tale of the power of love, hope, and courage, and the strength of community. 

"Fans of historical fiction will find this novel a most captivating read." — Kirkus Reviews

"For fans of Stephanie Dray's The Women of Chateau Lafayette. "

— Publishers Weekly BookLife Editor's Pick

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Advance Praise

"A compelling story of love, war, and fierce family loyalty. While the narrative stays true to the social mores of the French Revolutionary era, Borchert gives her readers powerful and active female characters who often cunningly use conventional gender expectations to conceal their real motives and actions. Fans of historical fiction will find this novel a most captivating read. Get it!"

— Kirkus Reviews

"Readers of historical fiction with a strong current of love and loss will enjoy watching both Louis and Geneviève fight their own battles in hopes of reuniting—and reunifying their ravaged country. Sweeping, passionate portrait of the everyday lives in Bonaparte's France."

— Publishers Weekly BookLife Editor's Pick

"Set against the tumultuous backdrop of war-ravaged France during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, the novel masterfully merges historical accuracy with fictional storytelling, plunging readers into an immersive and authentic world. Geneviève's strong-willed nature and unwavering determination make her an intriguing protagonist. Her interactions with others, particularly Louis and Aurélia, reflect themes of resilience, human connection, and the complexities of personal relationships. The dialogue crackles with wit and the smooth pacing and the tight plotting keep readers invested. Simply un-put-downable.

— The Prairies Book Review

"With meticulous attention to detail, Borchert grounds her portrayal of wartime experiences in historical context and realism, drawing upon thorough research and actual events to vividly depict the trials of the era. Throughout, the book explores a myriad of themes, such as family, identity, resilience, human connection, and the complexities of personal relationships while raising questions about the price of war, the boundaries of morality, and the impact of violence on individuals and communities. An absolute stunner."

— BookView Review

"The divisive tragedy of war pulls a fearless fighter from the vineyard to the front lines in Her Own War by Debra Borchert, a gripping and lyrical work of historical fiction."

— SPR 

"A compelling story of love, war, and fierce family loyalty. While the narrative stays true to the social mores of the French Revolutionary era, Borchert gives her readers powerful and active female...


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ISBN 9798989993116
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PAGES 448

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