MARSANNE by Virginia Coffman


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Marsanne, the daughter of Veronique (1975), leaves Paris and Mother--who was, if you remember, a Bonapartist and is now a nun--to travel to England and the manse of Cousin Sylvie, a Royalist who has convinced King Louis to return the family property to Marsanne. But Marsanne will be pursued by other greedy and dangerous claimants. The chase, with enough red herrings to clog the Channel, involves two curious acquaintances: Sir Philip Justin, a handsome ""Englishman"" oddly young for his white hair; and the effusive dandy, Rene. At Sylvie's, Marsanne is puzzled by Sir Philip's obvious smuggling connections and considerably more upset by attempts on her life. She. finally drops into Rene's net, and Sir Philip's mission and ingenuity are revealed. Coffman has a practiced hand and it all moves with well-synchronized superiority in the genre.

Pub Date: Oct. 22nd, 1976
Publisher: Arbor House