“I was in Paris the day the French Army was mobilized.”
Those words, spoken by Lady Elspeth Douglas, open the latest novel by the mother and son writing team known as Charles Todd. Elspeth is the daughter of nobility; her father was a Scottish Highland aristocrat and part of a clan that can trace their roots back to Mary Queen of Scots. With the death of her father, all decisions about Elspeth’s future rest in the hands of her Uncle Kenneth until she has reached the age of 30.
Elspeth finds herself in Paris visiting her friend, Madeline. It is