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In the 1990s, works by foreign authors appeared in Russia. Queues for sausage gave way to queues for books. In order to purchase a printed edition, they handed over waste paper and read books that were not in demand.
Popular romance novel
One of the most popular series was the adventures of Angelica by French authors Anne and Serge Golon. These are the pseudonyms of husband and wife Simone Chanzhe and Vsevolod Sergeevich Golubinov. The very first book in the Angelique, Marchioness of Angels series was published in 1956 and was an instant success, while Angelique in Quebec is a continuation of the heroine's adult adventures.
Angelica comes from a family of impoverished nobles who lived in the province of Poitou in France. She spent her childhood in the countryside, studied with her sisters at the Ursuline convent in Poitiers, and at the age of seventeen was to be married to the we althy Count of Toulouse, Geoffrey de Peyrac, in order to save her family from poverty. Despite all the advantages of her husband, the beautiful Angelica feels only fear in front of her husband. Lameness and a face disfigured by a saberPeyrac did not prevent him from being popular with women. He is rich, charming, witty, and also a poet, singer, scientist and traveler… Soon Angelica falls in love with him.
Angelique in Quebec is the eleventh volume in the series, written and published in 1980 after Serge's death. The events described take place in the winter of 1677 - in the spring of 1678. Many years pass, imaginary widowhood, entrepreneurship, marriage to a marshal, living in a harem and rebellion against the king changed the character of the main character. Angelique and Geoffrey have to learn to live together and love each other again.
Heroes are forced to come to Quebec to unravel the threads of a conspiracy against them. "Angelica in Quebec" is a test of secular society, where men and women have their own functions. Husband and wife need to change the opinion of the townspeople about themselves, enlist the support of the governor and refute the rumors that Angelica is the demon of Acadia. They acquire acquaintances, friends, they each have their own responsibilities. And how not to lose trust in each other, if, surrounded by temptations, both stumbled and cheated?! The count is with the governor's wife, and the countess is with the royal envoy. But they overcame adversity, forgave adultery and realized how much they love each other - their feelings have stood the test of betrayal.
Twist of fate
But fate has its own plans for the life of Angelica and her husband. The Sun King forgave them, returned their fortune and title, invited them to return to France. The couple understand thatreturning home is not a solution to problems, and remain in America, although their sons are sent to their homeland. The return is delayed, but the epic continues…
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