The Marquis and Marquise de Castillon, together with their young son Jean-Pierre, are forced to flee France for England when the French Revolution breaks out in 1789. Jean-Pierre, educated at Eton, returns to Paris after Napoleon comes to power. It’s not long before he joins Napoleon’s army, survives the retreat from Moscow, and is badly wounded at the Battle of Waterloo.
While in the hospital, he becomes friends with Colonel Hubert Dawlish. Before they both undergo life-threatening operations, they make joint wills, leaving everything to the other. Jean-Pierre, now the marquis, survives the operation and returns to his ancestral château to find it looted and in a terrible state of disrepair. Another blow awaits him when the late Colonel Dawlish’s three children arrive, for Jean-Pierre is now their guardian.
The eldest, the beautiful Marietta, is gifted with the powers of healing and herbs, and she enthusiastically sets about bringing the marquis back to health and restoring the château to its former glory. She persuades some soldiers to help her with the château, and through her prayers she makes a stunning discovery that changes the marquis’s fortunes.
How Marietta finds love where she least expects it and shows the marquis that love and prayer can heal any wounds and overcome all obstacles is told in this exciting and unusual book by bestselling author Barbara Cartland. Download and start listening now!