Ruth Axtell is the author of many novels, including MOONLIGHT MASQUERADE and WILD ROSE, one of Booklist's Top Ten in Christian Fiction. Currently a resident of Downeast Maine, Axtell has lived in the Canary Islands, Miami, and the Netherlands.
Dutiful Jessamine Barry is tired of waiting patiently for a man to decide her future. So even though Lancelot Marfleet has taken an interest in her, she refuses to consider him as a suitor. Instead, she's ready to take fashionable society by storm --- and finds a rakish young man all too willing to help her do it. Can Jessamine trust her heart to lead her to a love that proves true through thick and thin? Or will her rash actions close the door on the life she really desires?
French by birth but enjoying life in 1813 as a widowed English countess, Lady Celine Wexham is in the unique position of being able to help those in need --- or to spy for the notorious Napoleon Bonaparte. Rees Phillips of the British Foreign Office is sent to pose as the countess's butler and discover where her true loyalties lie. But the longer he is in her fashionable townhouse, the more his staunch loyalty to the Crown begins to waver as he falls under Lady Wexham's spell.