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A Lasting Pact Mark      Harrison

A Lasting Pact

Mark Harrison

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229 pages
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“A gripping story, would recommend it to others.”“A sense of time and place are created from the first page. There is atmosphere and tension and emotional impact. It is well worth a read.”In the immediate aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, GeneralMore“A gripping story, would recommend it to others.”“A sense of time and place are created from the first page. There is atmosphere and tension and emotional impact. It is well worth a read.”In the immediate aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, General Franco seeks to strengthen his tenuous grip on power by suppressing and eliminating all opposition whether real or imagined. Under this guise, Eduardo Ripoll finds himself unjustly imprisoned in the village of Benimarta. After visiting Eduardo, his wife, Vicenta, is brutally assaulted by a former family friend who is now a leading Falange supporter and who holds the reins of power in Benimarta.When Eduardo is taken away in the middle of the night and consigned to prison in Alicante, Vicenta embarks on a perilous journey to find him – a journey made more difficult by the knowledge she is now pregnant. Unable to support herself in the city, Vicenta is forced to rely on the Auxilio Social run by the Sección Femenina of the Falange Español and endure its authoritarian regime.When her son, Reny, is born in traumatic circumstances, Vicenta must fight for his survival and her right to motherhood. With Eduardo still missing, she returns to Benimarta with a plan to secure Reny’s future free from the threat of abduction or internment. As the years pass and Reny matures, Eduardo is never far from Vicenta’s thoughts. She refuses to accept that Eduardo is dead and she can never forget or forgive the injustice he has suffered.Finally the truth is revealed and Vicenta is presented with an opportunity – if not for justice, then for revenge.