Although Children Of St. Yves begins with certain grade school children taught at the small village orphanage by Catholic sisters, don't be confused that this is a children's story. It is not. Jeannine D. Van Eperen writes a very authentic French Romance based upon the foundation of the ballet at the Paris Opera House. This book is very French. I highly recommend it. It is a very delightful read.
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The Children of St. Yves is both dreamy and riveting. Jeannine Van Eperen creates both memorable lead and secondary characters that grow and leave the safety of their small village. Jean-Marie Merchand studies in Paris to become a ballerina and once again Van Eperen convincingly conjures up the life of an artist and the sacrifices involved. These characters live on in the reader’s memory long after the book is completed.
Jeannine Van Eperen resides in New Mexico with her husband, Lou. They enjoy travel and have been to all fifty states, Puerto Rico, and about twenty-five countries in Europe as well as Australia and New Zealand. In her youth, Jeannine trained for ballet with Russian ballet master Comikoff, in Chicago, Illinois, and in this book incorporates her love for the art of dance into the plot. Jeannine is a licensed private pilot. Besides travel, she enjoys reading, snow skiing and needlework. She had a son Daniel McGrew and a stepson Ray and grandchildren.