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Frenchman's Creek Ebook ´ 260 pages Download ´ Daphne du maurier ☆ ❴Reading❵ ➹ Frenchman's Creek Author Daphne du Maurier – Danpashley.co.uk Bored and restless in London's Restoration Court Lady Dona escapes into the British countryside with her restlessness and thirst for adRemote Navron looking for peace of mind in its solitary woods and hidden creeks She finds the passion her spirit craves in the love of a daring French pirate who is being hunted by all o Suddenly the sails caught the breeze and filled they bellied out in the wind lovely and white and free the gulls rose in a mass screaming above the masts the setting sun caught the   painted ship in a gleam of gold and silently stealthily leaving a long dark ripple behind her the ship stole in towards the land  And a feeling came upon Dona as though a hand touched her heart and a voice whispered in her brain “I shall remember this”  A premonition of wonder of fear of sudden strange elation  She turned swiftly smiling to herself for no reason humming a little tune and strode back across the hills to Navron House skirting the mud and jumping the ditches like a child while the sky darkened and the moon rose and the night wind whispered in the tall treesThis is the story of a woman Lady Dona St Columb grown jaded by a life of privilege in restoration period London who leaves her husband’s side and flees with her children and their governess to the countryside and their rarely visited home Navron House on the coast of Cornwall  And it is there that she first hears the tales of piracy and catches sight of “La Mouette” as she looks out to sea from the cliffs where the river runs away to the left wide and shining as it meets the sea  And it is here that she first meets the Frenchman and embracing danger escapes the tedium of her London life  with a daring romantic adventure on the high seas  Anyone at all familiar with Du Maurier’s style is well aware of how masterfully she can paint a scene at once  so vivid as to transport the reader to those same cliffs where Dona stands and down below far and deep the little waves splash upon the rocksReading this one cannot help but think that one day Du Maurier decided to take her considerable writing skills out for a walk urging them forward bidding them stretch their legs and once they had reached their stride and adopted a working rhythm she let them loose to wander and sniff out their own path   I love where they wentIn fact this is the second time I have accompanied Du Maurier on this audacious romantic escape to the coast of Cornwall and her ship of dreams  I really have no business reading this right now as I am still besieged with other commitments but sometimes the reader’s heart wants what the reader’s heart wants and nothing else will sate that need  Lately I have been reading a fair number of reviews of Du Maurier’s work here on goodreads most notably Candi’s review of this same story   which has resulted in two things; one of which is this reread as well as the addition of Jamaica Inn to my Kindle ueue  Come on sail awayFive pure escape worthy stars

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F CornwallTogether they embark upon a uest rife with danger and glory one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save hi Frenchman's Creek is the third book I read of Daphne du Maurier following My Cousin Rachel and Rebecca And naturally I expected a mystery But I was really surprised to find that Frenchman's Creek is an adventure story Du Maurier presents us with a female protagonist as unlike any other so far I have come across her books Dona St Columb is a wild and reckless woman whose spirit seeks action and adventure Her mundane aristocratic life which is wasted in idle occupation does not suit her well She seeks to escape and arrive at her family estate in Helston and there meets Jean Benoit Aubery a French pirate He uenches her thirst for adventure and in the process she learns what is mean truly to be in love Frenchman's Creek is an adventure story as well as a beautiful love story Dona St Columb is not a likable character in the beginning But soon this Dona takes a different shape of a woman The new found freedom from the senseless life she was so far lived brings out her true self In the French pirate she meets she finds a soul mate who euals her thirst for adventure; with him she finds love happiness and true contentment in life and learns what is important in life I really liked the character development of Dona St Columb With her Du Maurier has created a loving female protagonist; and certainly the best I have come in a Du Maurier book so farI liked both parts of the story; the adventure and the romance The adventure is well written and it was a thrilling read The romance is beautiful It is mature and fulfilling; and both parties are respectful and honourable I loved the ending where the author part the lovers physically but unite them spiritually Dona being duty bound to her children had to give up his lover physically but their souls are forever united It was one of the sweetest endings that I have read uite a while in a book It simply warmed my heart Du Maurier's writing here is remarkable There are two colours and tones with which she writes the adventure and the romance The adventure part consists of bold and daring writing which keeps the reader in suspense and the romance is written with a tenderness that warms the reader’s heart It is an amazing mix and was extremely pleasing Frenchman's Creek is such a beautiful book and it really surprises me why this book has received less attention It is a book worth of recognition To me personally it is the best of Du Maurier that I have read so far

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Frenchman's CreekBored and restless in London's Restoration Court Lady Dona escapes into the British countryside with her restlessness and thirst for adventure as her only guidesEventually Dona lands in Loved this bookIt had piratesIt had FrenchmenIt had a love storyIt had intrigueIt had scandalIt had clean languageIt had beautiful writingIt's a great read