Beth Ain’s The Revolution of Sabine is set in 1776 Paris. The American Revolution is the talk of the town, and everyone is planning parties to honor the man behind it all: Benjamin Franklin. Sabine Durand’s mother, obsessed with making her party perfect in order to impress the other members of the French aristocracy, is no exception.
But Sabine herself has much less regard for the social conventions that seem to dictate her mother’s life. When she secretly renews her friendship with Michel, her governess’s son, and has her portrait painted by the famous Fragonard, her outlook begins to change. She visits her first salon, meets Mr. Franklin himself, and begins to read the works of Voltaire. Now Sabine longs for change in her own life…but can she defy her mother and the rest of the aristocracy?
Beth Ain is a former editor who is also the author of When Christmas Comes Again, a novel set during World War I. In her post for us, she plans to describe how she got the idea for The Revolution of Sabine.
Look for a post from Beth soon on Wonders & Marvels!
Melissa L. is the YA Editorial Assistant for Wonders and Marvels. You can read more about her here: Editorial Staff.