Summons to the Chateau D'Arc: A Novel

Summons to the Chateau D'Arc: A Novel

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by Kay Cornelius
     
 

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Twenty-year-old American Ellen Edmon is summoned by the Marquis d'Arc to his remote French chateau in 1882, where she finds intrigue, romance, adventure, and danger.

Once there, Ellen discovers that everything is not as it appears on the surface. She finds herself falling for the attractive estate manager, who carries secrets of his own. As the tension grows

Overview

Twenty-year-old American Ellen Edmon is summoned by the Marquis d'Arc to his remote French chateau in 1882, where she finds intrigue, romance, adventure, and danger.

Once there, Ellen discovers that everything is not as it appears on the surface. She finds herself falling for the attractive estate manager, who carries secrets of his own. As the tension grows more unbearable, Ellen will have to risk everything she holds dear to discover the secrets that lurk in the shadows of the Chateau D'Arc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781938120411
Publisher:
Diversion Books
Publication date:
08/11/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
325
Sales rank:
774,424
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Kay Oldham Cornelius is a published author with more than a dozen novels to her credit. She also wrote test units for the PSAT and College Board specialized-subject achievement tests, as well as reviewing the Board's English literature examination.

Cornelius was a teacher, mostly in the English department at Virgil I. Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama, for the majority of her 34-year teaching career. Her first novel, Love's Gentle Journey was published in 1985. Cornelius retired from teaching to write full-time in 1990.
Cornelius is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Authors Guild, National League of American PEN Women, Alabama Writers Conclave, Alabama Writers Forum, Phi Delta Kappa, and Delta Kappa Gamma.

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Summons to the Chateau D'Arc 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good and entertaining, yet just a bit predictable. There is some mystery with a few of the characters. Sort of a who done it? It is only opinion that the interaction between Ellen & the hero, was a bit rushed towards the end. But overall, I found the story to be very entertaining and a HEA. *Real life is unpredictable, so I am a sucker for an HEA in the romance books that I read.* Now back to the book:  Since the author did not include Ellen's hero name in the overview, I will not include his name in this review.  I guess you will have to   read the book or wait for the next review.  Overall, this was a good book and I give it 4 1/2 stars.*vrnb*    
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1882, before she dies, mama makes her daughter twenty years old American Ellen Edmon promise that she would write to the Marquis D¿Arc. Mama wants Ellen to visit the chateau in Dreux, France where her mama spent some happy moments of her life. After mama passes away Ellen writes and the Marquis responds providing her with passage and a job as companion to his wheelchair bound sixteen years old daughter Lucy. --- Ellen arrives at the Chateau D¿Arc to find Lucy does not want her there, her older brother Jacques seems to only want to bed her, permanent guest Madame Albert hates her, her employer the Marquis is kind but distant, and the estate manager Philip Mailley is hostile. Ellen finds the tension between everyone quite excruciating, but tries to help Lucy while hiding her desire for Philip. Soon she finds herself wondering what happened to Lucy¿s mother ten years ago when she seem to just vanish and what was the cause of Lucy¿s horse riding accident at the same time that paralyzed her. Her snooping leads to someone amidst the household trying to kill her and she fears it is Philip who she loves. --- SUMMONS TO THE CHATEAU D¿ARC is an intriguing gothic historical romance starring an innocent newcomer, a mansion that is somewhat dark especially the upper floor and a brooding hero who wants nothing to do with the newcomer. The story line is action-packed though the killer seems to have hidden his homicidal history with some help to easily. Still fans will appreciate this fine tale due to the antics of the kindhearted courageous Ellen. --- Harriet Klausner