Corsica, island of beauty. Island of turbulent history, intrigue and passionate causes.
The Tales of Corsica are set against the backdrop of this savagely lovely place. A house in the village of Zaronza links the stories, a silent sentinel down the ages. Its inhabitants live through dramatic events from the 18th-century Corsican revolution to the turmoil of World War I and beyond.
Step back into their world in the Tales of Corsica novels.
“I have read the first book in the series, "House at Zaronza" and was curious about the second novel. I think it's amazing!” Goodreads Reviewer
“I will be looking for future books by Vanessa Couchman who is now one of my favourite authors.” Amazon Reviewer
So far in the series:
The Corsican Widow
The House at Zaronza
Further titles are in preparation.
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A story of betrayal, lost love and reconciliation, set against the rugged mountains of Corsica and the turmoil of World War I.
The death of Rachel's mother leaves unsolved questions about their ancestors. Can Rachel find the answers she desperately seeks on the island of Corsica, where she knows her grandmother was born?
In a remote Corsican village, a bundle of century-old letters comes to light. The tale unfolds of a secret love affair between the new school master and Maria, the daughter of a wealthy family. But Maria's parents have other plans for her future.
Can Maria escape her destiny, or must she see her dreams crumble? And does she hold the key to the mystery of Rachel's ancestors?
As Rachel digs deeper, she uncovers a remarkable story that has lain hidden for four generations.
"Emotionally powerful." - Historical Novels Review
"Gripping." - French Village Diaries
*Note: the 2nd edition of The House at Zaronza is reissued with a brand-new cover and minor editorial changes.*
A strict island society. A forbidden love. The two are bound to collide.
Corsica, 1755. Valeria Peretti is destined for an arranged marriage with a wealthy older man. A quiet life beckons, but a prophecy spells mortal danger ahead for Valeria.
Without friends in a hostile village, Valeria turns to her only ally. But when she is unjustly accused of a serious crime, she realises that a secret enemy wants her dead.
While Corsica fights to drive its Genoese rulers from the island's shores, can Valeria win her own battles to save her life?
A tale of passion, injustice and revenge in the Corsican mountains and the French port of Marseille.
"I highly recommend this beautifully written and engaging story for lovers of historical fiction." BookMuse
The Tales of Corsica are standalone historical novels set on the captivating island of Corsica.
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