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#CoverReveal — Madame Fiocca, by Suzy Henderson #HistoricalFiction #WWII @Suzy_Henderson
Marseille, September 1939. War is
coming. Nancy Wake is a gregarious twenty-seven-year-old about to marry wealthy
French industrialist, Henri Fiocca. When Henri is called to the Front
Nancy, determined to help the war effort, travels to Paris to join the Red
Cross as an ambulance driver. Every day she witnesses atrocities. When Paris
falls, Nancy flees the German oppressors and returns home to Marseille.
France is a nation defeated; its
people are in despair. As Nancy recalls the Germans who whipped Jews on the
streets of Vienna a few years earlier, she vows to fight for what is right.
A chance encounter with a British
officer draws Nancy into the heart of the Garrow escape network, despite
Henri’s reservations. Armed with wealth and charm, she convinces Henri that the
Germans will never suspect such a woman. But soon she finds herself caught up
in a deadly game of espionage.
As the iron fist of the enemy
tightens, neighbours denounce neighbours. No one can be trusted. When the enemy
closes in, Nancy and Henri face an impossible choice. Has she done more harm
Based on a true story of love and a gripping adventure, “Madame
Fiocca” weaves an extraordinary tale of survival and redemption in wartime.
Henderson lives with her husband and two sons in England, on the edge of the
Lake District. Although she never set out to be a writer, she has always loved
reading and experiencing the joy of escaping to another time and place.
a previous life she was a Midwife but now works from home as a freelance
writer and novelist. While researching her family history, Suzy became
fascinated with both World War periods and developed an obsession with military
and aviation history. Following the completion of her Open University
Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, she began to write and
write until one day she had a novel.
interests include music, old movies, and photography – especially if WW2
aircraft are on the radar. Suzy writes contemporary and historical fiction and
is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Her debut novel, The Beauty Shop,
has been awarded the B.R.A.G.