Her heroine approaches Tours to this view, “As they approached on the north side of the river, the town spread across the wide Loire and the red brick curtain wall of the fortress of the medieval French kings, the Palace of Amboise spread along the banks.”
I haven’t been there, Fellow Travelers. I think it has wormed its way onto my bucket list. At least one book in my list of hopes and dreams belongs there.
But later, “And then the village fell away and a long limestone wall curved into a circular drive to the front of a small chateau with the charm of the French Rococo and the colors of rose and white.” How might that do for a secret getaway with a lover?
An added benefit to me? The hero is just returned from China. DeLand’s knowledgeable—and gentle— layering in of his challenges—and the challenges of the Chinese people—was fascinating.
About the Book
She’d wanted him for years…and denied she cared.
As a step-brother, he’d loved her.
But she’s older now and even more delectable. Should he walk away? Can he?
Pierce Hanniford returns to England after tripling his fortune in China. He’s come for business. Not pleasure. And definitely not for love.
Camille Bereston decided years ago that Pierce was not for her. He’s her step-brother, famous, restless, a savvy Shanghai taipan and a menace…to her heart.
She has ambitions to marry. Funny that none of her candidates seems good enough.
Yet Camille excites him as no woman ever has and he must have her, no matter the cost.
But should she take an older, experienced rogue as her lover…and should she claim him forever as her only love?