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Phoenix Rising

Sometimes we must pay for the sins of our fathers…

In the years between the two Great Wars, Aldebaran Flood has risen to prominence with the publication of her book, Bells on her Fingers , and its subsequent adaptation to film.

Preparing to leave England for a four-month speaking tour of the United States, she begins to wonder who she will be when she returns.

For several years she has loved, and has been loved by, the handsome Orlando Sax, whose family has, for generations, been the bitter enemy of her own, but despite his repeated proposals, she finds herself unable to commit to marrying him until she has come to terms, not only with her own past, but with that of her family.

Her journey takes her from London to New York, Detroit to the Deep South, before she finally discovers in Paris the answers she has been looking for.

What she faces during her travels will affect her to the core – and when she comes home again it is with the determination that Orlando cannot want a woman with a chequered past such as hers.

If Orlando is to win Aldebaran as his bride, he must step into that past and learn to accept it as part of the woman that he loves.

Phoenix Rising is a thrilling literary tale and the third in Marguerite Steen’s Flood Trilogy .

Praise for Marguerite Steen

“PHOENIX RISING completes the chronicle of the Bristol family of Flood – a story which has been one of the most lively and satisfying published in the last two decades. It has a passionate Sincerity And A Sense Of Reality, Heightened By Its

Fidelity To Period. No Reader Of The Sun Is My Undoing Or Twilight On The Floods Need Fear To Be Disappointed.” – Sketch

“The Same Lively Writing, Vivid Characterisation And All Too Human Understanding Of People That Graced The Sun Is My Undoing.” – Liverpool Post

“Dramatic and exciting…has a lively quicksilver quality that lights each chapter.” – Scotsman

“Very rich and enjoyable.” – Observer

The Odyssey Press is a literary imprint of Endeavour Press – the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We publish new and classic literary fiction, literary biographies and works with literary tropes and themes.

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