The Widow’s Daughter

The Betrothal Completed CoverThe Betrothal

formerly entitled The Blighted Troth and The Widow’s Daughter

by Mirella Sichirollo Patzer

In a world filled with danger, one secret will change everything. A historical romantic saga of dark secrets, obsession, guilt, and treachery!

When an unscrupulous overlord attempts to kidnap Emilie and prevent her betrothal and marriage to Robert, the act sends her fleeing for her life, straight into the path of danger and tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she encounters. A catastrophic chain of events turns her life into a desperate flight from home, sending her straight into peril. As dark secrets emerge, Emilie must reconcile her past and her love for each Robert. From taverns to convents, food riots to epidemics, Emilie and Robert must find their paths back to each other while learning the true meaning of love and forgiveness.

The Widow’s Daughter is a retelling of the historical fiction classic novel, The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi) by Alessandro Manzoni. Inspired by this epic Italian classic novel; a new and captivating tale in a new setting, a new century, and with new plot twists while remaining faithful to key story elements. A compelling historical fiction family saga filled with romance and intrigue!

(121,000 words; e-book $3.99 USD, paperback $15.99 USD)

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