Spirited Margot de Verona had travelled to the grand court of Versailles, not to marry as her family had planned, but to discover the natural wonders of the world. And yet, instead of a new plant or insect to snag her interest, it was Alexandre Saint-Sylvestre, the king's darkly handsome gardener, who fascinated her. Still, Margot knew that giving in to the temptation to know him better could only lead to heartache. For she had been promised to a man of money and title.
For years. Alexandre guarded his emotions as carefully as he guarded a tragic secret...until beautiful Margot burst into his life. Rumor had it that she was a witch, but all he knew was that he had never been so entranced. Though Margot would soon be whisked away to a loveless marriage, Alexandre could not help but declare that his heart was hers for the taking. Now, he must risk everything to fight for a future with the woman who has shown him how to love.