Philippe de Villeneuve, a vicomte, knows he must act before he ends up on the guillotine as his brother did. Otherwise how can he repay the person who betrayed his brother? He needs to show the foolish revolutionary government that he has embraced their ideals. When his mistress suggests that he marry her servant to show he has set aside his old-fashioned ways, he proposes to Lirienne Gautier. Lirienne wonders if he has lost his mind, but maybe she is the crazy one because she accepts his proposal. Not only will she escape her cruel employer, but being with him is a dream come true after he stole a kiss from her one night four years before, though she doubts he remembers. Before he can find who turned his brother over to the revolutionaries, he and Lirienne are betrayed. They flee France for the Azilum settlement in northern Pennsylvania where the aristocrats are building a sanctuary for Marie Antoinette. Forced to depend on each other's strengths in their new lives that are unlike anything they have known, Lirienne and Philippe fall in love, but can that love survive his obsession for his mistress and her unrealistic dreams of a fairy tale happily ever after?
by Jo Ann Ferguson
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