Jeanne Chevalier, Fille du Roi: Her Story — Now Available
The first time I heard the name of Jeanne Marguerite Chevalier was over twenty years ago. A book about her life started to take shape in my head roughly eight years later, in 2002. Preliminary research followed. The drive to learn more about Jeanne and write her story, however, only became an obsession one cold February day in 2011 when I stood in St. Nicolas church in Coutances where she was baptized on June 8, 1643. Finally, after all those years of research, the English version of the history of her life was published on November 23, 2016, just one day before the 300th anniversary of her death.
In addition, thanks to a wonderful team of translators and editors, the story of Jeanne Marguerite Chevalier is now available in French!
Jeanne Chevalier, Fille du Roi: Her Story (the English version) is available at www.harvard.com for purchase in the United States and Canada. It is also available on www.amazon.com, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and www.amazon.co.uk, in both paperback and ebook formats.
Both versions are also available in Dieppe France at Le Plumier, 22-24 rue Saint Jacques.
Jeanne’s is a story full of facts, mysteries, and unknowns. It’s a story of endings and new beginnings. And it’s a story of much courage, stamina, will, and many choices. This first release provides — as much as is possible — the details of those endings, beginnings and choices, all set in the context of the times and places where she lived.
My journey to tell Jeanne’s story is not over. As you will see in the book, there remain many gaps to be pursued, particularly in France, and questions to be resolved regarding Jeanne’s life and those of her three husbands. I am determined to continue the research. In the meantime, if readers have any feedback, alternative interpretations, corrections, or additional information to fill in the blanks, please email me.
The journey to date, while challenging, has had many rewards not captured in this first story of Jeanne’s life. Along the way in this search to uncover the facts about Jeanne’s life, I have had many extraordinary experiences and marvelous adventures and have met an amazing number of outstanding people. All of those stories and hopefully some more answers or some resolution to my remaining questions are the subject of my next book on Jeanne!
I do hope you enjoy Jeanne’s story! Please feel free to share your impressions and comments,