1899, Louise is now thirty-nine. She has spent the last twenty years in Australia. What has happened to her during that time? Why take an interest in her life again in 1900? Louise
had created a family for herself, but have these bonds withstood the test of time? A terrible event will trigger off exciting adventures around the world.
Louise will be led to leave Silverdale and its cattle station to go to Paris and London. Will she be able to find happiness again in the twentieth century
which will catch her unprepared?
Will Edward, Liam and Chevalier remain the only men in her life? Will Erlina, Prudence and Jane be the only ones to help her and stand by her during the adventures that await her in this second book? Friends will appear again from the past... and ghosts. But can the future still have any surprises in store when you have already led an eventful life? Will Louise be able to safeguard her love and her happiness at the beginning of the twentieth century?
You will find the answers to all these questions in Volume 2, Keep your Chin up! where the poetry of the 19th century and the modernity of the 20th century come together.
Publication of Where are you roaming? expected for June 2018!
"Liam didn’t let go of her arm before she had sat down in the carriage. Hattie, who was visibly deeply moved, walked up to the window of her door.
‘Have a nice stay Madam. I really hope that you’ll soon be feeling better.’
‘There’s no need to get upset, Hattie! I’m only going for two days at the very most. I’ll be back tomorrow! Good-bye!’
Hattie gave a little smile.
‘Good-bye, Madam, have a good journey!’
‘Alright, Hattie, that’s enough, good-bye,’ Liam said impatiently.
The horses started to trot, and the carriage moved off. The trotting of the horses, the swaying of the wheels on the gravel in the driveway.
A few metres further on, Daniel rode up. He started trotting slowly when he drew level with Louise’s window. His sad blue eyes stood out from his deeply wrinkled, weather-beaten face and he said solemnly:
‘Good-bye Madam, look after yourself!’
‘Good-bye Daniel, I’ll see you tomorrow!’
Daniel spurred his horse on and rode away.
‘They’re making a lot of fuss about nothing!’ Louise said in surprise.
‘They’re not used to seeing you come to visit us any longer.’
‘That must be it…’
‘Stop the carriage, Liam! It’s impossible. I can’t go.’
Liam said nothing. Louise clutched the sleeve of his jacket with her fingers.
‘Stop or I’ll get out while the carriage is moving!’
Liam took Louise’s two small hands in his and, without a word, laid them back down on her skirt. She was furious.
‘But what is all this? I’m being kidnapped - that’s what it is! It’s quite ridiculous - I’m not a child anymore!’
Liam gripped her hands even harder and held her down firmly on the seat. She gave way.
It was January and the weather was hot – a heavy rainfall poured down on the carriage. The horses were drenched but trotted on at a steady pace. Exhausted and rocked by the swaying of the carriage, Louise fell asleep. Liam leaned Louise’s head on his shoulder and turned to look out of the window on which the rain was beating down. His face was drawn..."