First in the Heiress series. Leonie de Conyers' life had been destroyed by the French Revolution. Her mother and brother died in the prison where she had been raped and starved for no greater crime than her father's title. And her father died in an escape engineered by a stranger who claimed he had come to bring her to England where she would ...
First in the Heiress series. Leonie de Conyers' life had been destroyed by the French Revolution. Her mother and brother died in the prison where she had been raped and starved for no greater crime than her father's title. And her father died in an escape engineered by a stranger who claimed he had come to bring her to England where she would inherit the property and wealth of an uncle. Did Leonie dare to believe in such altruism? Roger St. Eyre's life had been destroyed by the girl he fell passionately in love with. Solange did not love him; she was selfish and vicious and extravagant. By the time she died, Roger felt dead himself. Perhaps he was hoping for the peace death brings when he set out to wrest his old friend Henry de Conyers from the murderous grip of the French Revolution. Instead, Roger and Leonie found love and reasons to live-if they could escape exposure to the revolutionary fanatics and their favorite toy, the guillotine. Publisher Note: This book was originally published elsewhere in 1979.
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The first book of the Heiress series is terrific - the first surprise is that the adventure is largely in France during the French Revolution. This is the most impressive series that Roberta Gellis has written since the Chronicles of Rosalynde. This series takes place during the Regency period rather than the Medieval period of the Rosalynde series. Although this series does not paint such a panoramic view of the period as the earlier series, the human view is just as enticing and riveting. This is great! I find that the growing relationship between Roger and Leonie is fascinating and realistic. Definitely worth reading.
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