For you out there who know that love has more facets than the brightest diamond.
Still grieving, 22-year-old Céleste rashly takes on the tricky mission entrusted to her by her family doctor who is striving to perfect a cure for the disease that killed her mother.
Once across the Atlantic, far from home in the beautiful Bavarian Alps, Céleste's carefully laid plan goes haywire, stirring up a hornet's nest. On the run for her life, she crosses the path of the Count of Soulanges, master of the enchanting island of Olor. The voyage of self-discovery Céleste embarks on at the hands of the Count takes an even more sinister turn when an unexpected ally breaks the spell Olor has cast over her, forcing her to face the web of lies ensnaring her. No one is true blue and the bitter decisions she has to make to survive and map out her life are all hers.
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About the Author
I was born in the States, the outcome of an Oklahoma - Pennsylvania love story, but bred in Europe. My taste for stories started a long time ago with Mom reading to us every evening for hours and giving us free access to the stash of Classics Illustrated a mile high she had thrown into the great ocean liner trunks along with other artefacts, such as vegetable peelers and pie tins, when she decided to cross the seas with her brood. As we grew in years, we graduated from Uncle Wiggly, Uncle Remus and Pogo to the great epics and then on to the world's classics. I still remember my brother's laughter when we got to The Pickwick Papers and must confess I fell asleep during most of The Brothers Karamazov, but was totally enthralled by War and Peace. I sometimes try to draw up a list of my most loved books, something like a top ten. It would read - today - like this : Lolita by V. Nabokov War With The Newts by K. Capek God's Grace by B. Malamud Anna Karenin by L. Tolstoy La Soif et Autres Nouvelles by Ivo Andritch Ferdydurke by W. Gombrowicz The Barsoom Novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs The Things They Carried by T. O'Brien Le Testament Français by Andreï Makine A Good Man is Hard to find and Other Stories by F. O'Connor Us by E. Zamiatine Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Of course, it's easy to remember the works that have marked generations. However, we don't only feed on 'literature' - there are myriads of other books out there of a less lofty nature that we have read and thoroughly enjoyed, but whose titles or authors have faded from our memory. So, the big blank space in the middle of the list is for all those writers whose work has given me countless hours of excitement and pleasure - writers of genre fiction. One day, however, the unthinkable happens - you reach for a book and after a few pages, you let if fall back down. It's not what you wanted - the shoe doesn't fit - so you pick up another and it happens again… Then there's only one thing left to do - sit down at your computer and start writing…