Known for her easy to read historical fiction, Allison Pataki has teamed up with her brother to give us a tale of The French Revolution with heroes, villains and beautiful, strong-willed women. Andre Valiere, a soldier in the French Army, was born a noble but during the Reign of Terror tries to hide his wealthy beginnings. However, when he falls in love with General Murat’s niece, he has angered the general so much that her uncle has Andre imprisoned and tried for treason. Valiere’s lawyer, Jean-Luc St. Clair, argues for the young soldier’s against the most despicable lawyer in Paris.
I realize that I have made this novel sound like a Harlequin Romance, and although most of the character’s are either all good or all evil, the Pataki’s provide an entertaining read about a chaotic era.