As Paris became a battleground for the crowned heads of Europe, beautiful Daphne de Monceau, daughter of one of the most powerful families in Napoleon's faltering Second Empire, was caught up in a struggle that would change her world forever.
Pledged to another, Daphne fell helplessly in love with a handsome Algerian cavalry captain. Though she feared she would never be permitted to marry the man she desired, Daphne knew she would love him forever.
Then her lover was accused of a crime Daphne could not ignore, and she found her loyalties divided between her family and the man who owned her heart!
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