The Inheritance: Gripping dual-time family drama featuring Victor Hugo

I’ve read all of Anne Allen’s Guernsey novels and The Inheritance was probably the best as it was so fulfilling.

About The Book

“A gorgeously intriguing story”

How close were Victor Hugo and his copyist?

1862 Young widow Eugénie faces an uncertain future in Guernsey. A further tragedy brings her to the attention of Monsieur Victor Hugo, living in exile on the island only yards away from Eugénie’s home. Their meeting changes her life and she becomes his copyist, forming a strong friendship with both Hugo and his mistress, Juliette Drouet.

2012 Dr Tess Le Prevost, Guernsey-born but living in England, is shocked to inherit her Great-Aunt’s house on the island. As a child, she was entranced by Doris’s tales of their ancestor, Eugénie, whose house this once was, and her close relationship with Hugo. Was he the real father of her child? Returning to the island gives Tess a fresh start and a chance to unlock family secrets.

Will she discover the truth about Eugénie and Hugo? A surprise find may hold the answer as Tess embraces new challenges which test her strength – and her heart.

Book Reviews

“A gorgeously intriguing story set in a beautiful location. I completely identified with contemporary heroine Tess and Victorian heroine Eugénie, who both became real for me.  I was sorry to part company with them both”. Margaret James, Author of ‘The Final Reckoning’.

“This is a suspenseful story that is intelligently plotted and beautifully told. The author uses the first person narrative and shifts the story from the past to the present, a literary technique that reinforces the suspense as the reader moves from one timeline and from one point of view to another. The prose is beautiful and it is filled with wonderful descriptions. The story is infused with humanity and realism and readers can feel as though they were sitting in the same room with the legendary author and the other characters. The Inheritance is deftly plotted and it features characters that are real and compelling. I enjoyed every bit of this story.” Readers Favorite Review 5* Awarded Silver Medal

Readers say

” I’ve read all of Anne Allen’s Guernsey novels and The Inheritance was probably the best as it was so fulfilling. “
5/5

Amazon reviewer

” Anne Allen is the Queen of Guernsey! Well, Guernsey historical fiction! “
5/5

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Anne Allen

About the Author

Anne was born in Rugby to a Welsh father and an English mother. As a result she spent many summers with her Welsh grandparents in Anglesey and learnt to love the sea. Now she is based in Devon to be near her daughter and 2 small grandchildren. Her restless spirit has meant a number of moves, the longest stay being in Guernsey for nearly fourteen years after falling in love with the island and the people. She contrived to leave one son behind to ensure a valid reason for frequent returns. Her younger son is based in London – ideal for city breaks ☺By profession Anne is a psychotherapist who long had a desire to write and Dangerous Waters,her first novel,was published in 2012. It was awarded Silver(Adult Fiction) in TheWishingShelfAwards 2012. Her second,Finding Mother, was runner-up in Family Sagas in the 2013 SpaSpa Awards. The third in The Guernsey Novels series, Guernsey Retreat, was published in 2014 and a fifth, The Family Divided, will be out in June 2015. To find out more about Anne visit her website – www.anneallen.co.uk You can also find her on twitter – @AnneAllen21 Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anne-Allen-Author/

The Inheritance: Gripping dual-time family drama featuring Victor Hugo

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