The Captive Heiress
Here's a place for sketches depicting my characters from my French Revolution WIP, THE CAPTIVE HEIRESS (working title at the moment). Here's a brief synopsis:
It's 1793. France, having recently deposed its king, now fights to preserve the fledgling French Republic. Marie-Alexandrine la Tour d'Auvergne-- better known as Xandrine-- is a poor aristocrat from the country with hardcore Republican sympathies. But her entire world is turned upside down when her mother and stepfather are arrested for harboring refractory priests.
Shortly after, Xandrine herself is abducted by a young revolutionary proconsul, Jean-Christophe Raset. He reveals to her that she's become a Person of Importance to the Republic because she's in direct line of inheriting Bouillon, a contested and highly strategic territory on the Flemish frontier. Just as she begins to fall for Jean-Christophe, she learns that a marriage has been arranged for her.
Can Xandrine navigate between the different factions of the Jacobin Club as they embark on a deadly feud? And with the Reign of Terror looming on the horizon, can she save herself, her family, and her love?
Xandrine, oil sketch suburbanbeatnik 26 0 Jean-Christophe, color suburbanbeatnik 21 0 Augustin and Velia suburbanbeatnik 23 8 Jean-Christophe Raset, close-up suburbanbeatnik 11 4 Saint-Just and Therese Gelle suburbanbeatnik 107 10 Eleonore and Maxime suburbanbeatnik 50 16 Xandrine and Jean-Christophe suburbanbeatnik 52 4 Jean-Christophe suburbanbeatnik 18 4 Xandrine suburbanbeatnik 22 2