Celeste, Duchesse de Saint Tours, is forced into hiding when she is falsely accused of the murder of her husband. She flees to the south of France, where her distant cousin, Marcel Daunou reluctantly agrees to hide her in plain sight on his farm. However, she must learn to live as a peasant farmer in order to complete the deception, a feat which appears next to impossible to the haughty Duchess. Especially knowing that the unsettling Marcel is watching over her at every turn. She can’t wait to return to her beloved Paris, and the exquisite, hedonistic lifestyle she has left behind.
Marcel knows that he places his loved ones in danger when he agrees to hide Celeste. However, his committee has agreed to hide her in exchange for a large sum of money that will assist their gravely poor community, and since she is his family, he takes responsibility for her. But Republican fervour is running high and Marcel knows if the Duchess is found out, she will be marched back to Paris, and to the guillotine. And his family will face harsh retribution from the agitating revolutionaries for hiding a member of the despised nobility.
Forced to work together, Celeste and Marcel discover a passion that they cannot resist. And Celeste discovers a feeling of belonging and acceptance from the people of the village that she has never felt before. She begins to dream about a future with Marcel.
When her well-meaning lawyer appears in the village and gives her identity away, it isn’t only Marcel that Celeste stands to lose – it’s her life as well.
How can a noble Duchess and a peasant farmer find their happily ever after?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Being a of nobility during the French Revolution and accused of murdering her husband, Celeste, Duchesse de Saint Tours is on the run. She finds respite, although reluctantly, with her distant cousin Marcel Daunou. Celeste has to live as a peasant but feels she cannot wait to return to Paris and take her rightful place. Marcel feels the pressure of making sure she is not recognized because it would be terrible consequences for his family if she is found out. As they being working together feelings change and so does Celeste. Filled with intrigue, history and a wonderful emotional storyline, this was a great story. I love the history of this time frame and the author develops the characters and surroundings so you feel you are almost there. This is the first book I have read by this author but will definately not be the last!!