Delphine was both child and woman, a dazzling blend of innocence and desire. She had gone willingly to Andre, able to acknowledge the attraction that had grown between them during the long voyage from Canada to France. They had spent the most glorious night together. And then in the morning, after the ship had docked, Andre had left without her. One night of love leads to a promise of revenge, a promise that Delphine will find impossible to keep.
In order to overcome her poverty, Lysette attempts to win the love of the Comte du Crillon away from his wife.
Marielle Saint-Juste fought her own fears as she entered the prison of Louis XIII that housed her wounded brother. Her chestnut hair was disguised and her silver coins lay in the palm of an old jailer. But when the key turned in the lock and her eyes searched the dark confines of the cell, Marielle saw only the stranger who was her destiny.