Christophi, the Count of St. Laurent, has lost his entire family to the blood-soaked French Revolution and must flee to an ancient castle along the southern border of France to survive. But the medieval city of Carcassonne proves more than a hiding place. Here Christophi meets the beautiful widow Scarlett, a complex and lionhearted woman suddenly taken by the undercover aristocrat's passion for astronomy and its influence upon his faith. Although their acquaintance begins brightly enough, when the Count learns that Scarlett is related to the man who murdered his family, he turns from love and chooses revenge. Heaven only knows what it might take for Christophi to love again, to love his enemy, and to love unconditionally.
;)| Posted November 22, 2010
I picked up this book last year. At the time I was taking physics and European history at the community college. It fit so perfectly with school I was happy. Actually, it left me fascinated with French Revolution. I knew the facts, but the character of Christophi being a count who escaped being slaughtered and of Scarlett who through her deceased husband is related to Robespierre just captivated my attention.
Besides the fascinating history, I really loved the love story between Christophi and Scarlett.