Friday, July 23, 2021
The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray
The Women of Chateau Lafayette is three books in one. The Chateau de Chavaniac is the French birthplace of Marquis de Lafayette who helped the American colonies win independence. But it was his wife, Adrienne, who protected the family during the French Revolution. In WWI Beatrice Astor Chanler uses the family fortune to restore the chateau and makes it a sanctuary for sick and orphaned children. One of those children, Marthe, (a fictional character) works to protect Jewish children during WWII at the Chateau where she lived and worked. Each war brought with it atrocities that these women had to deal with, showing courage and fortitude.