The Marquis' Daughters: In the Shadow of the Guillotine
Sometimes, the life you think you’ve always wanted turns out to be not what you expected … at all. Set in the late 1700s, the story takes place amidst the French Revolution. Odette is a lowly servant in the Marquis’ household, while Marie-Madeleine is the Marquis’ daughter. They are half-sisters and look alike, but one spends her days emptying bedpans and scrubbing floors, while the other needs only lift a finger for the world to be at her beck and call. With the Revolution underfoot, Marie-Madeleine disguises herself in Odette’s raggedy robes in order to covertly meet her boyfriend. Odette takes that window to try on Marie’s beautiful gowns, and as the streets of Paris are overtaken by a sudden surge of violence, the two are left living each other’s lives.