Vivienne Rivard is a lacemaker in revolutionary France, a craft that threatens her very life. She escapes to Philadelphia only to have the danger follow her to the French Quarter in America. Still feeling unsettled, Vivienne tries to blend into a new culture as unrest among Americans begins to rumble. Liam Delaney was proud to have served his new country in the American Revolution, but when citizens start taking sides for the new whiskey tax, he finds himself caught between his country and his family. He forms an unlikely friendship with Vivienne, both of them drawn together as they seek a peaceful home and refuge.
From stunning emotional depth to exquisite depicted scenes, this book has it all! I fell in love with the characters from the first page. They have such incredible struggles that caused me to immediately connect with them and feel their emotions throughout the story. Vivienne is strong and tenacious and Liam is compassionate and hardworking—a great set of characters and the perfect heroine and hero. The history was very well researched and interesting to read, the historical details clearly communicating the difficulties facing a new America. There were a few twists and turns that create a complex plot. I very much enjoyed this novel and look forward to reading more by this author! Highly recommended!
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.