Where is it? Where is it!!?

A week had gone by since her email from Christian Bourbon had arrived. Melanie had replied immediately but was now kicking herself that she hadn’t asked for a reply receipt confirmation.

Instead each day she waited anxiously for the mail to arrive, or possibly a parcel delivery.


She had told Marie that there were letters on the way from her daughter Marie-Thérèse. The Queen had no words at hearing the news; only tears of joy.

As the DHL van pulled up out front, Melanie held her breath. With a knock on the door her prayers were answered. Hands shaking, she signed the delivery docket, her legs were weak as she took the long-awaited parcel.

The argument with herself began.

“I’ll wait for James to get home from work.”

“No, you can’t. Open it now!” said her other inner voice

“He needs to be here; Marie-Thérèse was his flower girl at the wedding in 1789 as well!”

“He won’t mind if you open it and read it first!”

“Don’t do it! Wait!”

“I can hear the echoes of her voice reaching out from the letters!!” wailed Melanie’s inner soul.

“Wait for James. Wait for Marie Antoinette………..”

“Ne t'inquiète pas Maman, il m'a gardé en sécurité pendant notre voyage à Vienne.”

{“Don’t worry Mama, he kept me safe as we travelled to Vienna.”}

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.

Ching Dynasty Collection

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