Marie-Thérèse's letter to her mother.

Sitting by her side, Marie took Melanie’s hand as they stared at the letter from Marie-Thérèse.

It was her letter of deepest gratitude to her mother.

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Quand je suis née maman, tu me tenais dans tes bras et me le disais;

Pauvre petite, tu n'es pas désiré, mais tu n'en seras pas moins cher! Un fils aurait appartenu à l'État - vous allez m'appartenir.

Tout au long de ma vie, je n'ai jamais oublié à quel point tu m'aimais. Je me souviens de toi pour la mère que tu étais et les problèmes que j'ai rencontrés ont été atténués par l'amour que tu as donné.

Repose ma mère, dans mon cœur et mes bras pour toujours.

{When I was born Mama, you held me in your arms and told me;

Poor little one, you are not desired, but you will be none the less dear to me! A son would have belonged to the state—you will belong to me.

Throughout my life I have never forgotten how much you loved me. I remember you for the mother you were and the troubles I have faced were lessened by the love you gave.

Rest my mother, in my heart and arms forever.}

Reaching to her, Melanie gave Marie the hug that Marie-Thérèse could not.

To be continued in Melanie’s Biography with love for her sister by her side.

Transported into history

1 - It was a night to remember forever!

2 - Moving within elite circles.

3 - Melanie was transported to ‘Un jour à Versailles’

4 - James will never believe this!

5 - James called back, but Melanie was away in France!

6 - “Happy anniversary my love - See you tonight”

7 - They woke in each other’s arms

8 - “Would you marry me 230 years ago James?”

9 - The French Court setting designs.

10 - Immersed in history

11 - Planning a trip for one day in May

12 - Auction Day to come somewhere in time May 7th 1819

13 - A breakfast fit for a King

14 - Hello Lord Wemsys - May 7th 1819

15 - Now we can return to see Marie.

16 - James and Melanie will marry in Versailles tomorrow.

17 - The wedding June 7th 1789.

18 - The letter was stained by Melanie’s tears.

19 - To visit Versailles once more

20- The flight to Geneva with Merie by her side

21 - The saving of Marie’s Jewels

22 - I fear to be the Last Queen of France. Write our story!

23 - Holding you forever my sister. Time still exists!

24 - A lock of hair

25 - Slavery – the absence of Choice to Choose.

26 - James will you still love me in another 200 years?

27 - Our bond will never break, even in a thousand years.

28 - A hole in the heart of history. A story of slavery.

29 - Our love will go on wherever you are.

30 - ‘The Slavery of Marie Antoinette’

31 - Loveless for so long.

32 - The Power of the pendant. "Nous avons aimé dans le temps."

33 - “Viva La Vida Melanie.” {“Live life Melanie.”}

34 - Time alone gives Marie love.

35 - Marie-Thérèse did live.
36 - Time heals. 

37 - Escape from Tuileries Palace.

38 - The endless dawns of time.

39 - A blast from the past.

40 - Where is it? Where is it!!?

41 - Tears from the Temple Tower

42 - Where are you now?


Ching Dynasty Collection

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