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Hélène de Champlain - Manchon et dentelles (Hélène de Champlain #1)

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Dans une France déchirée par les guerres de religion qui conduisent à l’assassinat d’Henri IV, Hélène vit ses premiers émois amoureux. La si jolie fille de Nicolas Boullé, secrétaire du Roi de France, court dans la campagne normande à la découverte de son Ludovic, un jeune apprenti pelletier. Le bonheur est là simple et tranquille.

Mais elle apprend tout à coup qu’on la ma
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Paperback, 698 pages
Published March 2008 by Éditions Hurtubise HMH (first published 2003)
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Ella
Aug 01, 2015 Ella rated it liked it
Ce livre était le livre de mon adolescence. Je l'ai relu tant de fois, spécialement les passages entre Hélène et Ludovic. Avec le recul, il s'agit d'une romance historique un peu mièvre, mais tout de même assez dense.
Liz
Dec 07, 2012 Liz added it
Although this book is WAY TOO LONG, you can't leave it alone. It's the (I guess mainly accurate) and amazing story of Helene de Champlain, who was married off by her parents to Samuel de Champlain when she was only 12, in exchange for shares in Champlain's fur trade monopoly in New France. Who knew that Ile Ste Helene, in Montreal, was named after her.

I was not expecting that there are three volumes!! I ploughed through the whole 400 pages of the first volume only to find that she never actually
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Valerie
Jan 28, 2015 Valerie rated it liked it
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J'ai trouve ce livre assez interessant mais il était terriblement long pour son contenu. Il y a tellement de retrouvailles qu'il semble improbable qu'elles puissent être encore secrètes. En tant que livre historique, la transition entre les faits et la romance n'est pas fluide. En fin de compte, je recommanderait ce livre a qui cherche plus une romance qu'un livre a saveur historique.
Heidi
Oct 09, 2013 Heidi rated it liked it
Good story, sometimes I couldn't put it down. The story got a bit repetitive and boring after a while but I'll still be reading the next book.
Sylvie
May 31, 2009 Sylvie rated it did not like it
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Vraiment poche !
Moi qui aime les romans historiques, celui-ci était vraiment moche, j'ai eu peine à le terminer.
Lydie
Mar 24, 2008 Lydie rated it it was amazing
I read it in french. An extraordinaire woman living in a world of changes. Would read it again and again and again.
Catherine
Mar 03, 2015 Catherine rated it it was amazing
Ce premier tome relate la jeunesse de celle qui devendra la femme de Champlain.
Yosie
May 29, 2013 Yosie rated it really liked it
As I said... great book... worth reading
Annie Chicoine
Apr 27, 2008 Annie Chicoine rated it liked it
Roman historique un peu trop à l'eau de rose.
Catherine
Oct 07, 2012 Catherine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
J'ai tout de suite accrochée.
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