Heritage: The second novel in the Arthur Cornish series Simon Oakes

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Published: April 30th 2015

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340 pages


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Heritage: The second novel in the Arthur Cornish series  by  Simon Oakes

Heritage: The second novel in the Arthur Cornish series by Simon Oakes
April 30th 2015 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 340 pages | ISBN: | 10.21 Mb

In 1944 The German Third Army destroyed twelve cottages in the Provençal village of Gordes as a reprisal against the Freedom Fighters of the French Resistance that had killed a German soldier. Many of the cottages are still in ruins.ArthurMoreIn 1944 The German Third Army destroyed twelve cottages in the Provençal village of Gordes as a reprisal against the Freedom Fighters of the French Resistance that had killed a German soldier.  Many of the cottages are still in ruins.Arthur Cornish, an Australian businessman, is fascinated with their history when he meets the enigmatic Fabienne Parochet, Baroness de Quercy, whose mother was born in one of the cottages.  Their relationship develops and she soon discovers there is more to him than she realises.  He is ruthless and dangerous and content to keep his own counsel.  He prides himself on not needing anyone or anything.  This provides a test for Fabienne who because of her wealth and position has never been challenged in the way she is by this mysterious Australian.  She is determined to unlock his secrets.Arthur is fascinated by Gordes and during his work in restoring one of Fabienne’s cottages he learns secrets that endanger his and Fabienne’s lives.  Facing and overcoming the threat of a violent death they become a fighting force that seeks to administer natural justice where the official legal system fails.The climax comes when Arthur and Fabienne discover that their heritage is very similar and this strengthens the bond between them.  His emotional wall is breached.This is a saga with action in both Australia and France combining mystery, treachery, violent revenge and a love story between two unlikely people.

Through its many twists and turns the novel also explores the workings of the mind of a man who, although he has everything, wonders if life should have more than this to offer.



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