Day 80 of 84 Days of 84Ribbons: A Secret
Madame Cosper holds many secrets from you and from me. Much as I try to peel back her layers, she refuses. I’m afraid if I push her too hard she’ll use her cane and thump me! I know she loved to dance and had an illustrious career in Europe and on the East Coast but she is stingy with why she came to Montana. Maybe it was Herbert. I’m not certain yet.
I do know why she is so hard on Marta. She sees Marta as a reflection of her teen self: talented and naive as well as fragile yet determined. Madame is not warm and fuzzy by any stretch of your imagination. I know she’ll reappear in When the Music Stops, so I hope she will sit with me and share tidbits of herself to help all of us understand why she acts as she does. I do know she and Lynne will have words that will lead to book three’s sudden shift in events.