Laurie Alice Eakes is one of the best storytellers the world has today.”—Delle Jacobs, award-winning author of His Majesty, the Prince of Toads

When young widow Lydia Gale helps a French prisoner obtain parole, she never dreams she will see him again. But just as the London Season gets under way, the man presents himself in her parlor. While she should be focused on getting her headstrong younger sister prepared for her entrée into Society, Lady Gale finds herself preoccupied with the mysterious Frenchman. Is he a spy or a suitor? Can she trust him? Or is she putting herself and her family in danger?

Discover a world of elegance and intrigue, balls and masquerades as Laurie Alice Eakes whisks you into the drawing rooms of London Society on this exciting quest to let the past stay in the past—and let love guide the future.

“Eakes weaves the fine silk threads of historical richness, dangerous intrigue, and forbidden romance into a flawless literary tapestry … that will leave readers breathless.”—Louise M. Gouge, award-winning author of At the Captain’s Command

“A page-turning story with an in-depth knowledge of the period, an eye for detail, and an escalating mystery that will keep readers guessing till the end.”—Ruth Axtell Morren, author of Wild Rose and The Rogue’s Redemption

“This is the kind of book I look forward to reading when I want to be uplifted and carried away.”—Jennifer Hudson Taylor, author of Highland Blessings and Highland Sanctuary

Laurie Alice Eakes is the author of Lady in the Mist as well as several other novels. She won a National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency in 2007 for Family Guardian. Laurie Alice writes full time from her home in Texas, where she lives with her husband and sundry dogs and cats.

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