Chateau Laux: A heartbreaking story of colonial America (Paperback)
Inspired by a shocking incident in eighteenth century America, Chateau Laux is the story of Lawrence Kraymer, a young entrepreneur from a youthful Philadelphia, who chances upon a French aristocrat and his family living on the edge of the frontier.
Born to an unwed mother and raised by a disapproving and judgmental grandfather, Lawrence is drawn to the close-knit family. As part of his courtship of one of the patriarch's daughters, he builds a ch teau, igniting memories of a past that should have been left alone and setting in motion a course of devastating events he could not have anticipated.
"The poetic turn of phrase and such elegance deserves recognition, for it is not just a novel that Loux has penned, but a masterpiece, a rose among thorns, a chateau among farmhouses. With such a keen sense of human life and emotion, Chateau Laux by David Loux brings to life a story that threatens to mesmerise with scenes of pure, unrestrained delight and scenes that will pull at your heartstrings and have you reaching for the tissues." -- EllieYarde, The Coffee Pot Book Club