To Capture What We Cannot Keep

Beatrice Colin

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Abstract

Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young Scottish widow and a French engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love. In February 1887, Caitriona Wallace and Émile Nouguier meet in a hot air balloon, floating high above Paris, France--a moment of pure possibility. But back on firm ground, their vastly different social strata become clear. Cait is a widow who because of her precarious financial situation is forced to chaperone two wealthy Scottish charges. Émile is expected to take on the bourgeois stability of his family's business and choose a suitable wife. As the Eiffel Tower rises, a marvel of steel and air and light, the subject of extreme controversy and a symbol of the future, Cait and Émile must decide what their love is worth.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages289
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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Widows
Air
Eiffel Tower
Engineers
Family Business
Steel
Symbol
Wives
Balloon
Marvels
Charts
France
Wealth

Keywords

  • fiction
  • widows
  • Paris

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Colin, B. (2016). To Capture What We Cannot Keep. New York.
Colin, Beatrice . / To Capture What We Cannot Keep. New York, 2016. 289 p.
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