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Head of Zeus
The French Wife
The French Wife: a heartbreaking historical romance by Diney Costeloe

Two girls in 19th-century rural France.

Annette works below stairs. Hélène is a daughter of the house. As children on the mean streets of Paris, they went through more together than anyone must ever guess and they share a secret to be kept at all costs.

Now Hélène is in love with a man she cannot marry. And must marry a man she cannot love. A man she is beginning to suspect is both cruel and dangerous...

'Truly captivating' Woman & Home

Head of Zeus * Historical Fiction
07 May 2020 * 416pp * £5.99 * 9781789543285
'Truly captivating'
Woman & Home
A captivating read, it brings together vibrant characters and historical settings with great success
Woman's Weekly
A truly captivating read that brings together vibrant characters and a historical setting' Woman'
Woman's Own.
'Gripping tale of love, secrets and peril'
Wells Journal
Gorgeous... Full of love, secrets and danger... The perfect escapist page-turning read'
Weston Mercury
'The Somerset historical author takes us on a journey of friendship, romance and scandal set in 19th-century France'
Somerset Life
Diney Costeloe
Diney Costeloe
Diney Costeloe is the author of twenty-three novels, several short stories, and many articles and poems. She has three children and seven grandchildren, so when she isn't writing, she's busy with family. She and her husband divide their time between Somerset and West Cork. Find Diney online at, or on Twitter @Dineycost
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