Beautifully written, the story of Adele is both bittersweet and captivating. Her emotions seize the reader with every page, making you wish Adele would finally “tell him”. It’s not a story about unrequited love, but about the regret that comes with never professing such emotions, and how they eventually turn into haunting sentiments, corroding you from within.
For every “Little Prince” lover (and even those who’ve never had the chance to read it, such as myself), this story is a true gem everyone should enjoy. – Amazon Reviewer
In 1942, famed French aviator and author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was looking for a quiet place to write and complete his book, The Little Prince. He found it in a mansion on Long Island near the village of Northport.
Only a few people knew the details of what happened while Saint-Exupéry was writing his masterpiece. One was Adele Breaux, the French teacher from Northport High School whom Saint-Exupéry hired to teach him English.
Many years later, Adele set out to write a book to record the facts of those details for the world to know and remember. However, in doing so, she left out the most important fact of all — she fell in love.
Inspired by the memories and recollections from three of Adele’s closest friends, this story is unique in that there is little information available about the time Saint-Exupéry was writing The Little Prince. Adele Breaux, being one of Saint-Exupéry’s few yet frequent visitors to the mansion, saw first-hand his master work in progress, and came to know him well during that time.
Those months in 1942 that Adele shared with Saint-Exupéry were something she spoke often with to her friends, well into her declining years. It was obvious to them that he had more than made a significant impression on her life. He had her heart.