Laurent is a spirited 16 year- old orphan who grew up in a small, provincial
town in the North of France with a passion for piano and a beautiful voice. One
day in Paris, she is discovered by an American music producer who takes her to
New York to live with him and his close-knit family while producing her first
album, with help from teen pop star, Matt. Maude will dive into a new
fascinating world discovering New York City, music, family, love and the truth
about her past.
“Okay, I’m done.
Now hurry!” the makeup artist cried out. “You’re up in two minutes.Don’t you dare
mess up your makeup again!”Maude ran out,
keeping her hands away from her recently rouged cheeks, and Matthurried behind
her.She stood right
behind the curtain and listened to the host’s cheerful voice, announcingher.“Now ladies and
gentlemen, we have a new artist with us tonight. She’s spent her lastsix months in
New York working on her first album. Her first single has been released and isa huge hit . .
whispered, tugging her sleeve.“Yes?” She
looked back at him, smiling.“I just wanted
to tell you . . . to let you know that you can always count on me.”“I know, Matt,”
Maude smiled gratefully.“Her voice will
take your breath away, her music is amazing . . . ”“No, I’m
serious. Our friendship has had its ups and downs, but I don’t want it to be
thatway anymore.”Maude nodded.“I don’t care if
you’re with Thomas Bradfield. As long as you’re happy, I’m happy.”Maude paused,
puzzled. “What? Thomas Bradfield—”“Give a round of
applause for Maude Laurent!” the host cried.“That’s your
cue! Go!” Matt urged.Maude
reluctantly turned away from Matt and hurried on stage.The blaring
lights blinded her as she entered the stage and faced the cheering crowd.She had to
restrain her impulse to shield her eyes and continued steadily towards the dark
Steinway.She had played
on it earlier but then, she hadn’t felt nervous. Her hands hadn’t beentrembling, and
her voice hadn’t been shaky.Maude sat on the
piano stool and looked towards the crowd.They were all
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France, Anna Adams grew up loving stories in French and English.
She’s the author of the French Girl series for which she is writing the final
When she isn’t writing, Anna is busy hanging out with friends in the Marais,
going to the movies in the Bercy Village, checking out exhibitions at the
Louvre, going to the Opéra de Paris and shopping on Haussmann Boulevard.
When she isn’t in Paris, Anna likes to travel in Europe and dreams of going to
Asia and Africa.