Our Lady of the Dunes

Our Lady of the Dunes

by de Beauvoir Jeannette

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Overview

In 1942, Boston teenager Jessica Stanfield is learning about life and its complexities in a time of war as she sees her German housekeeper Anna harassed and threatened. Her parents, anxious for Jessica’s safety as well as Anna’s, send them to spend the summer in one of the dune shacks of the backshore of Cape Cod.

Jessica is enchanted by her new independence as well as by the wild nature that she discovers in the dunes. She is befriended by a local girl, Sophie, the daughter of a fisherman, and as time passes the girls’ special friendship deepens. But the summer isn’t just idyllic: rumors of camps in Europe, the presence of U-boats off the coast, and dangers even closer to home put Jessica’s newfound strength to the test. And when she’s called upon to make decisions about what is right and what is wrong, she finds that she has to grow up… quickly.

This coming-of-age novel enriches readers with its descriptions of Provincetown and the Outer Cape during WWII, but also challenges their assumptions and underlines the moral ambiguity present in any age during wartime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997432749
Publisher: HomePort Press
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 365
Sales rank: 659,549
File size: 714 KB

About the Author

Although Jeannette de Beauvoir grew up in Angers, France, her American mother kept the home well-stocked with Golden Age English-language mystery novels, and everything she's written can probably be traced back to reading them at a very young age. She writes historical and mystery fiction (often combining the two), as well as plays and poetry; her work has appeared in 15 countries and has been translated into 12 languages. Find her on Amazon, Goodreads, Criminal Element, or her website, www.JeannetteDeBeauvoir.com

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