Public faces and private vices . . .
The upper class of their social circle regards Sir Benjamin Wright with utmost honour and respect yet Lady Emma knows her husband is in fact a drunken, jealous brute who delights in humiliating her both in and out of the bedroom.
His murder was a blessing, she thinks - that is until the constable´s accusing finger points to her! But it soon becomes apparent that her late husband hid many secrets and enemies.
And when the practical Comte Saint-Juste arrives on the scene offering his services, Lady Emma is about to discover what the French dedication to l´amour really means!
´Nicely atmospheric, most notable for its gentle humour and adventurous spirit.´ Publishers Weekly
´A delightful tale . . . romance fans are in for a treat.´ Booklist
´(M. C. Beaton) is the best of the Regency writers.´ Kirkus