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ccused of witchcraft, the Count de Peyrac was burnt at the stake in a public execution. A few hours after his death, Anne, his wife, lost everything: the man she loved, her fortune, her family and even her name. The king of France, Louis XIV, had declared he did not want to hear her name ever again. The only thing Anne has left is the will to revenge her husband's unfair death. Without any income, the countess founds herself living in total misery. The streets of Paris are now the home of the woman who has once been one of the most beautiful flowers of the French nobility.
nne enters the world of thieves, beggars, prostitutes, gypsies and killers with their very own laws and beliefs where they live one day at the time. She experiences the most deplorable state of poverty between the miserable people of Paris. Due to her beauty, Anne finds herself at the mercy of one the most wanted thieves of Paris, the mysterious Morhange. As a result of this association she becomes a target to the police. However the former Countess de Peyrac does not content herself with this new life of crime and misery. She wishes a better future for her two sons, Charles and Guillaume.
nne's indomitable spirit and her strength do not allow her to stay in disgrace for long. The first step is to escape Morhange's claws and gain her freedom back. The path Anne will have to walk is long and filled with surprises and she crosses herself with many peculiar characters. Will she manage to revenge her husband's death? Will she be able to get a better life for her and her children? Will she find love again?
s Anne struggles to escape her new life, the king Louis XIV continues to rule France. While the queen is with child Louis takes a mistress: the young and beautiful Louise de La Vallière. He starts the construction of the Palace of Versailles. The French court had never seen such luxury before. Will Anne be able to get her old life back and meet with the king again?
Zone : Romance
Zone : Contemporary
My Reference Books:
1 Black Friar's Lane
Gaston of Orleans
Louis of Orleans
Dr Carlisle Cullen
My Favorite Reads:
For Your Return ~ Louis
Aug 31, 2013 04:37 amI enjoyed this post a lot - good job!
Mar 20, 2013 01:01 pmVery good!
Nov 16, 2012 07:51 amVery intense - great post!
Nov 01, 2012 11:36 amWhat an unexpected dénouement!
Oct 28, 2012 06:48 am