"Being born to a Cathar Christian mother and a Catholic father, I am accustomed to living in many worlds at once. Language played an integral part in navigating these worlds. My first language was Occitan to speak to my mother. My second language was French to speak to my father. My third language was Latin to speak to my past. My fourth language was English to speak to my future." -Pierre Chandeysson, 1914
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Bonhomme Pierre is the adventure of an American Industrialist who returns to his homeland, the South of France, to escape America for a while. After a year long romance with Victoria, the youngest daughter of a local politician, Pierre is pulled into World War One. Avoiding the Battle of Verdun by just days, our Romeo is forced to disappear into the world of the Cathars, a forbidden Christian sect, and survives only through a series of fortunate events. Landing in England, Pierre is conscripted into the Royal Army Medical Corps. Taking on a new identity, his work with the wounded convinces him to risk everything for Victoria. Supported by an unlikely cast of characters, Pierre hatches a plan using all his resources to win back his love. (Literary Agents – Please let me send you a tailored query with the full plot including “spoilers”. Just click here.)
Comments from Beta Readers include “Spectacular!”, “Love”, “Love Love Love”, and my favorite “I speed read it to find out what happened, then I read it again just to enjoy the writing.” Update: My new favorite review "Where can I buy this?"
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