From the back of the book...
"France 1793. After the dispersal of her family in the bloody upheaval of the French Revolution, Fleur de Montbulliou, a beautiful young aristocrat, is forced into hiding. While she is living a hand-to-mouth existence in the countryside, her chance encounter with a mysterious stranger results in a marriage propsal.
Determined to survive, Fleur weds a dying man she hardly knows and assumes a new identity as the widow of Matthieu Bosanquest, a prosperous merchant from the city. And so she is swept into the very heart of Paris, a place as treacherous as it is exciting. As the widow Bosanquet and in a further disguise as the provcative actress La Coquette, she is adored and feted by the deputies of the Revolution, and plays a hazardous game of double deception. In the shadow of the guillotine, she must outwit one particular man- the cool, intelligent deputy Raoul de Villaret.
As political unrest plunges Paris yet more deeply into chaos, Fleur will be forced to take ever greater risks. In a gittering, dangerous world where anything might happen, can love survive?