Never Have We Ever: A Betrothed Novella

Barachou Press
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 (Includes a preview of the second BETROTHED novella, SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN)

BETROTHED is a trilogy of standalone stories that explore the world of arranged marriages and how they affect every couple differently. 

On a beautiful day in the French countryside, Austrian heiress Valeska Reiter marries a man she has only seen a handful of times over the past two years. The wedding day is only the beginning.

Andre Dubois comes from a line of French nobility so long that they somehow escaped the guillotine. His debonair mannerisms and handsome looks lead Valeska to say yes to a proposed match after only one meeting in Monaco. 

It seems like a fairy tale ending after a wedding night that leaves Valeska panting and awaiting a lifetime of more. But a decade and two children later, Valeska can’t help but wonder… what are the limits of an arranged marriage when a woman’s dignity is on the line?

She loves him. She’s pretty sure he loves her. But ten years of a language barrier proves the end of Valeska’s sanity as she finally pushes Andre to say what’s really been on his mind for ten years – in a language his wife can understand! 

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Barachou Press
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Published on
Dec 17, 2017
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Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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Eligible for Family Library

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