An award-winning author “deftly evokes the era and the pain and lives of her three-dimensional characters” in a romance set during the French Revolution (RT Book Reviews).
Lysette, the Marquise de Ferrance, is left penniless after her husband dies. With nowhere else to turn—and as Paris becomes increasingly dangerous—she ventures across the turbulent French countryside to the safety of her brother’s home.
But when she meets Andre, Comte du Crillon, her plans change. She cares not that he’s married. Using her beauty as her weapon, she sets out to seduce him.
Yet all the while there’s another man in her midst—a man of action and iron will—waiting for the perfect time to take her for himself. For it is in his arms that Lysette is destined to find the sanctuary and true love that she seeks.