Daughter of Catalonia

      Jane MacKenzie

Daughter of Catalonia

'The war was a complicated time, Mademoiselle. Not everything is easy to discover.'

In war-torn France, charismatic Spaniard Luis elopes with high-born Elise from Paris and takes her to live in a small village in Catalonia. Little do they know that war will rip them apart, sending Elise into unhappy exile in England, and Luis to his death in the Resistance.

Many years later their daughter Madeleine returns to France to seek out her roots and the truth of her parents' story. But her arrival in the Catalan village of her childhood unleashes more than she had bargained for, as Madeleine confronts the secrets of war and learns the shocking truth behind her father's death. And as her own love story begins, she must come to terms with her past, and learn to forgive and to believe in the legacy of love her parents left behind.

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    Autumn in Catalonia

      Jane MacKenzie

Autumn in Catalonia

It is 1963, and in her mansion in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Joana idles her days away, banished by her powerful husband and alienated from her family. Hating all her parents stand for, Carla has embraced the student movement against the Franco regime, but she has been watched, and, just before their wedding, her beloved fiancé is arrested. Carla runs to her grandmother, Maria, terrified and powerless to help either Luc or herself. Maria shelters her, but is left wondering again why Joana married into the Franco regime and abandoned her family?


This is the story of three generations of women, torn apart by the Spanish Civil War, and by one determined man. Can the arrival of an unknown cousin help them unite face the enemy together, despite their ghosts and regrets, one autumn in Catalonia?

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