The Night Belongs to the Maquis by Carolyn Kay Brancato audiobook

The Night Belongs to the Maquis: A WWII Novel

By Carolyn Kay Brancato
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Skyboat Media 9781733638036
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A deep bond of love severed. An impossible decision. Will she break a powerful promise to find her way back to happiness? The Pyrénées, France, 1939. Twenty-year-old Sylvie Laget has found the one she wants to be with forever. With war looming, she pledges her heart to a young man on a neighboring farm and rebels against her religious upbringing by consummating their relationship. But when her lover leaves to fight the Nazis, her joy is shattered by heartache. Burying her pain by posing as a nun to work with the resistance (the Maquis) and help Allied forces, Sylvie is devastated by news of her beloved’s death. Grief drives her to take her vows in earnest, but when a tragic miscommunication shatters her universe, she must decide where her faith truly lies … Will her country’s bloody battle destroy Sylvie’s spirit, or will her unexpected path lead to the future she craves?  The Night Belongs to the Maquis is a novel of captivating and powerful historical fiction. If you like vivid European landscapes, emotionally complex characters, and rich archival detail, then you’ll relish Carolyn Kay Brancato’s expertly crafted tale.

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Summary

Summary

A deep bond of love severed. An impossible decision. Will she break a powerful promise to find her way back to happiness?

The Pyrénées, France, 1939. Twenty-year-old Sylvie Laget has found the one she wants to be with forever. With war looming, she pledges her heart to a young man on a neighboring farm and rebels against her religious upbringing by consummating their relationship. But when her lover leaves to fight the Nazis, her joy is shattered by heartache.

Burying her pain by posing as a nun to work with the resistance (the Maquis) and help Allied forces, Sylvie is devastated by news of her beloved’s death. Grief drives her to take her vows in earnest, but when a tragic miscommunication shatters her universe, she must decide where her faith truly lies …

Will her country’s bloody battle destroy Sylvie’s spirit, or will her unexpected path lead to the future she craves? 

The Night Belongs to the Maquis is a novel of captivating and powerful historical fiction. If you like vivid European landscapes, emotionally complex characters, and rich archival detail, then you’ll relish Carolyn Kay Brancato’s expertly crafted tale.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A beautifully written, complex and layered story that both challenges our understanding of what it means to be human and offers hope that the seeds of goodness will prevail.” Linda Cardillo, award-winning author of Love That Moves the Sun
“Carolyn Kay Brancato has done a great honor to the real-life men and women who inspired this book and given all of us an important story of resistance and grace.” Christopher Castellani, author of Leading Men
“Carolyn Kay Brancato, an expert in corporate governance, applies her forensic investigative skills to create a thoroughly researched and graphic depiction of French resistance to Nazi occupation…The novel is a timely reminder of the need to stand up to tyranny in the face of violence and intimidation.” Anastasia Stanmeyer, editor-in-chief, Berkshire magazine

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Author

Author Bio: Carolyn Kay Brancato

Author Bio: Carolyn Kay Brancato

Carolyn Kay Brancato writes historical fiction that combines a deep understanding of human nature with the sweep of major events in history. She fuses her extensive background as an expert in corporate governance with her lifelong involvement in theatre. A director, choreographer, and playwright, her plays have been mounted at Steppenwolf, the John Houseman Theatre in NY, and the Church Street Theatre in DC. She created the play Censored to celebrate the First Amendment. Censored brings to life banned books, art, and other cultural institutions that have been repressed in the United States.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 16.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English