For ten violent years the Wars of Religion have raged across France. But now a precarious peace has been brokered and a royal wedding has been negotiated. It is a marriage that could see France reunited at last.
An invitation has arrived for Minou Joubert and her family to attend this historic wedding in Paris. What Minou doesn’t know is that her family’s oldest enemy will also be there, that the Jouberts will soon be scattered to the winds after tragedy strikes, and that a beloved child will disappear without trace.
Sweeping from Carcassonne to Paris and Amsterdam – the City of Tears itself – this is a story of one family’s fight to stay together and survive against the devastating tides of history.