Taking place in 1560, Martin Guerre tells the story of two friends who love the same woman. While on the battlefield fighting against the Protestants, Martin Guerre tells his friend, Arnaud du Thil, how he was forced to leave his wife, Bertrande, and start a new life. As Arnaud is urging Martin to return home to his wife, they are attacked by the Protestant army. Martin is stabbed and left for dead. Arnaud then visits Bertrande's village to give her the news of Martin's death. In the process, Arnaud and Bertrande fall in love. More trouble ensues when it turns out that Martin survived his wounds and returns to the village. However, in the name of their friendship, Martin forgives the lovers.
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters