Set up: The heroine, Elise, is waiting in Louis Beauvais's study. Beauvais is the cunning gentleman who has promised to help her find Madame's missing son.
Although she wore a hand-me-down pelisse over her muslin dress, she felt a chill as she glanced around his large and elaborate study.
The brass candelabras barely gave the cavern of a room enough light. With its gilded cornices, heavy brocade draperies, and gleaming mahogany furniture, the study exemplified great wealth and terror. Ancient spears, battle-axes, and curved swords decorated the dark red walls.
A stale scent gave her the shivers, and she could have sworn it was the stench of blood that had once covered the weapons.
Hinges creaked as one of Beauvais’s footmen pushed open the thick study doors for his master. Beauvais strode into the room, floorboards moaning beneath his steps. As always, he was dressed in quiet black with no flourishes.
A move from
Paris to New Orleans brings
disaster to Elise Plaisance’s predictable life as a lady’s maid. The son of her
grief-stricken mistress disappears, and Elise becomes involved in a dangerous
masquerade when she turns to a devious gentleman for help finding the boy.
Captain Jesse Cross has journeyed to New
Orleans with General Jackson’s army, but his biggest
battle is one of the heart when he falls for a French girl cloaked in mystery.
With the city on the brink of war, their romance is born in the darkness of a moonlit courtyard and never meant to last forever. Deceived by an adversary and haunted by her tragic past, Elise must risk everything to rescue her mistress’s son before all is lost, and Jesse knows he has to stop her even if it means sacrificing his life to save a lady.
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