By Pauline Gill
Retrouvez l. a. plume irrésistible de Pauline Gill dans une toute nouvelle série historique passionnante !
Fidèle à ses amours, Pauline Gill fait le pari de nous faire découvrir l’incroyable destin d’une femme oubliée de notre histoire. Découvrez, dans ce foremost tome, los angeles jeunesse de l’attachante Gaby Bernier, qui, à l’instar de son idole Coco Chanel, connaîtra une carrière exceptionnelle dans le monde de l. a. high fashion montréalaise. Une jeune femme douée pour le bonheur et qui n’a pas froid aux yeux !
C’est au tout début du XXe siècle que débute l. a. passionnante histoire de Gabrielle Bernier. De Chambly à l’Orphelinat Sainte- Catherine à Montréal, en passant par Saint-Henri, elle devra faire preuve de beaucoup de braveness et de détermination pour surmonter les difficultés engendrées par l. a. mort accidentelle de son père. Mais, comme sa mère Séneville, son frère Donio et sa jeune sœur Éva, Gaby Bernier n’est pas de ceux qui se découragent ou se laissent marcher sur les pieds! Bien entourée de sa famille, elle réussira à traverser des épreuves et à accomplir son rêve : faire ses preuves dans le domaine de l. a. high fashion jusqu’à ce qu’elle devienne, à 26 ans, une femme d’affaire accomplie. Elle charisma même l’occasion d’aller à Paris, où elle rencontrera son idole Coco Chanel, avec qui elle partage de nombreux issues communs.
Trois dimensions construisent le roman : des extraits fictifs du magazine de Gaby, le récit de sa vie et des indiscrétions d’Éva, qui nous révèle les petits secrets and techniques de Gaby.
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I know one thing,’ she said. ’ ‘One day, I’ll take you in a carriage,’ he called after her. ‘Be serious,’ she said. 59 Gracie & the Emperor-pp 31/3/03 3:13 PM Page 60 Nine Something was keeping Gracie awake at night. She couldn’t get Bonaparte out of her head. All the fear and hatred she’d felt before he came was mixed up with what she’d seen of him at The Briars. Now, she didn’t know what to think. She wished he’d never come to the island. She wished she’d never heard of him. Yet life for her was no worse than it had been before he arrived.
He waved his arms and pointed, and the maids bumped into one another hurrying to please him. ’ Gracie did her work and kept out of the way. When 32 Gracie & the Emperor-pp 31/3/03 3:13 PM Page 33 she finished the washing-up that night, she wiped her hands on her dress and looked towards Mrs Pratt. ‘See you tomorrow, Gracie,’ she said. So she still had a job. Once again, she began the long walk home. As she took a shortcut across the lawn, a lamp flickered on the path to the Pavilion and she saw a short, stout figure, followed by the lamplighter with a lantern.
He slammed a drawer shut behind the counter. ’ ‘Sorry, eh! ’ ‘Something happened. ’ He waited for her answer. ‘I ... I was frightened... and I thought... you’d told me, the man was evil. ’ ‘Didn’t you think of us! ’ He banged his fists on the counter. Small tins of food bounced in the air and crashed down again. 29 Gracie & the Emperor-pp 31/3/03 3:13 PM Page 30 Gracie jumped in fright, though he’d done it many times before. ’ Gracie gazed at his pale eyes and at the small hands gripping the counter.
Gaby Bernier, Tome 1 by Pauline Gill