During the French Revolution, Belle Varens risked her life to help aristocrats escape the deadly kiss of the guillotine. But there was no escape from the painful memories of her past until she met Sinclair Carrington, a British spy with dark secrets of his own. Sinclair rouses in Belle a passion she has long denied, but dare she trust her heart to a man who is a master of deception. Especially now when Belle is about to embark on the most dangerous mission she has ever undertaken-a plot whose target is none other than General Napoleon Bonaparte.
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About the Author
Ms. Carroll launched a new series with the publication of The Dark Queen, The Courtesan, The Silver Rose, The Huntress and Twilight of a Queen all set during the turbulent days of the French Renaissance. A blend of history, romance and intrigue, these books relate the saga of the Cheney sisters, three women of extraordinary abilities who live in constant peril of being accused of witchcraft. The novels combine fictional characters with real events and personages such as the enigmatic Catherine de Medici , the lusty Henry of Navarre and the dynamic Elizabeth I of England. The sixth and final book in the series will be published in fall of 2012.
Ms. Carroll was born in Latrobe, Pa. She spent much of her childhood in South Jersey where she graduated from Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing. She attended college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she
received a B.A. in English with a minor in history. She currently resides in Illinois.