The Postman never arrived.

Reaching into Marie’s past at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, the main branch of the New York Public Library, Melanie found a letter!

It was the last that Marie had written at 4.30am on the morning of October 16th 1793; the morning she had been enslaved to live and to die.

How could Melanie tell Marie that the letter to her sister-in-law Elisabeth, had never been delivered?

A letter penned both with hope and resignation.

A letter with only love for those she would never see again?

Shaking uncontrollably, Melanie copied the letter on the photocopier.

As James walked into the apartment, he rushed over to her as she lay sobbing on the floor.

“Mel! Are you ok?”

“How could anyone endure such a life James?” wept Melanie as she handed him the letter.

“Elizabeth never received it. The pleas and hopes were never heard!

Marie-Thérèse would never hear Marie’s last dreams and last wishes.” Melanie was inconsolable.

All James could do was hold her.

CAUTION – the following contains an adaptation that the author stated he cried in presenting.

The next in the series will deliver Marie’s last message from her letter- Was it written to Melanie?

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?

43 - Marie-Thérèse’s letter to her mother.

44 - A day will never come.


Ching Dynasty Collection

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