A historical romance about a celebrated opera singer in German-occupied France singing the ultimate song of courage and freedom.
Complete at 60,000 words.
Growing up on a poor farm in Missouri and learning how to sing opera from her war-scarred father, young Christina Cross has no idea that the powerful forces of good and evil, of music and war, will one day pull her into the maelstrom of World War II, compelling her to make life-or-death decisions about who she is fighting for in her life, and the price she is willing to pay.
EVENSONG transports the reader to early 1940s Paris, where Christina and her sister, Nicolette, go to live with their grandfather, Philippe Petain. As the Premier of France, he orders her to sing for Hitler, not realizing that she has been recruited by French underground leader Laurent de Gauvion Saint Cyr, who has fallen in love with her. Christina refuses her grandfather's order, which angers Hitler and leads to Nicolette's imprisonment . Laurent tries to free Nicolette, but then learns Christina has been apprehended and given to a Nazi official.
Facing death, Christina is forced to sing for her captor, and chooses a piece that reflects the bravery of the French underground in their fight against their German oppressors.