Madame Klovis is one of the villains in The Fairy Godmother.
Madame Klovis met Elena's father after the death of her mother. It is revealed to Elena by Fleur and Blanche that her father did not fall in love with Madame Klovis naturally, but that she had utilized a powerful love spell to ensnare her father. The spell worked so well that eventually Elena's father seemed to forget all about his daughter and let Madame and her daughters, Daphne Klovis and Delphinium Klovis, have the run of the house, to Elena's detrement. At one point, Elena is forced to sleep in the ashes of the family fireplace when Daphne's maid needs a new place to sleep. She only gets her space back when the maid decides the room is beneath her.
Role in The SeriesEdit
At the start of the Fairy Godmother, Madame Klovis and her two daughters are preparing to depart the kingdom of Ortaria, supposedly to seek fortune elsewhere, but also to escape the massive amount of creditors that Madame Klovis has yet to pay. She and her daughters are accustomed to the most sophisticated and expensive of lifestyles. While she and her daughters are getting ready to depart and eating breakfast, they are having Elena and Jacques, the handyman, strip the household of everything valuable that can be taken with them. That includes everything from the curtains and cushions to the dirty breakfast china dishes they have used to eat. When the carriage is loaded up, she and her daughters board the carriage, and she orders Elena to make sure the house is tidy, but forgets to forbid her to leave the house. This enables Elena to leave the house and seek her fortune elsewhere.
When Madame Klovis and her daughters return to the household at the conclusion of the novel, they are shocked to find the house stripped and being taken apart. Also, due to the tender reminder of Fleur and Blanche, they are also met by a mob of creditors. The creditors whisk the three of them away to the Magistrate while the creditors tear the carriage apart and strip it of all this is left of their possessions. In court, the judge orders them to work as servants until their debts are paid off in full, or work in a workhouse where they will die. Madame Klovis chooses the former, but does not seem to have learned anything as she orders her daughters about the Rose and Ivy, the inn they now serve in.