Love, secrets and danger abound in the new historical novel from bestselling author Diney Costeloe, set in 19th-century France.
As the St Clair family prepare for the grand wedding of their daughter, Clarice, trouble is brewing in the shape of an old friendship, a dangerous secret and new love threatened by unexpected events.
Their younger daughter, Hélène, became friends with orphaned Annette during the terrible events of the 1871 siege of Paris. Now they are reunited, with Annette working below stairs for Helene's parents. But Annette is hiding a dangerous secret, which Hélène has promised to keep at all costs.
Meanwhile, Hélène herself has begun to fall in love with a young nobleman from England, whose family has plans which do not include their son choosing a French wife.
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