Raised in the grand chateau of Tourville, lovely young Claudine, with her widowed mother, had fled the solitude of the French countryside as revolution torched it, sparking flames that would forever alter the landscape, their destiny, and the face of history itselfWarmly ensconced and safe from harm in her mother s ancestral English home, Claudine discovers a new kind of danger turning ripe and sensuous overnight, she is torn between the love of her new stepbrothers David, steady, scholarly, the perfect husband if not the lover of her dreams and Jonathon, so passionate, so willing to dare, far from the perfect husband, but as her first and foremost love, unsurpassed Theirs is an amorous triangle that will burn bright through the years when England and all Europe struggle in a tyrant s grasp, till a moment on a rocky beach when one of the two men Claudine adores falls victim to a power beyond destiny KurzbeschreibungDie junge Franz sin Claudine zieht zu Verwandten auf deren englischen Landsitz Doch schon bald befindet sie sich im Widerstreit ihrer Gef hle Sie kann sich nicht zwischen ihren beiden Stiefbr dern entscheiden Ein fatales Dreiecksverh ltnis entsteht This historical fiction set in England during the French Revolution was not what I expected at all I wanted a ghost story but instead I received an almost trashy sort of forbidden love triangle The protagonist whined and ranted about her sin with the forbidden brother every time they met and that really grated on my nerves Thankfully, that mostly stopped by the middle of the book or I would have just stopped the book The rest of it, although not bad, wasof a mystery adventure story wit This historical fiction set in England during the French Revolution was not what I expected at all I wanted a ghost story but instead I received an almost trashy sort of forbidden love triangle The protagonist whined and ranted about her sin with the forbidden brother every time they met and that really grated on my nerves Thankfully, that mostly stopped by the middle of the book or I would have just stopped the book The rest of it, although not bad, wasof a mystery adventure story with the protagonist and her lover trying to find the evil French spies trying to incite riots in England, not a ghost story I would skip the book if you see it and are intrigued It really wasn t worth the time although I will say some bits of it did interest me Part of a series of mother to daughter generations stories telling the history of England from Henry VIII to WW II Fabulous to read them all in order Each one is a gem each is surprising and well written Gothic style romance in every era A Passionate Story of Betrayal and LoveSometimes Victoria Holt surprises me The Demon Lover was one of those books a bodice ripper And this is another, because it deals with the heroine s adultery It follows Knave of Hearts, which I loved, and is a part of the Daughters of England series.Raised in the grand chateau of Tourville in France, young Claudine, with her widowed mother, flees the France as revolution arrives In England, at her mother s ancestral home, Claudine finds friendship wi A Passionate Story of Betrayal and LoveSometimes Victoria Holt surprises me The Demon Lover was one of those books a bodice ripper And this is another, because it deals with the heroine s adultery It follows Knave of Hearts, which I loved, and is a part of the Daughters of England series.Raised in the grand chateau of Tourville in France, young Claudine, with her widowed mother, flees the France as revolution arrives In England, at her mother s ancestral home, Claudine finds friendship with her stepbrothers, twins David and Jonathan, with whom she is raised When she turns 17, her parents encourage her to marry one of the brothers Both want her so she has her choice But Claudine would have them both.David is kind, steady and scholarly They share many interests, but only Jonathan stirs her passion When Jonathan suddenly goes off to France with Claudine s brother to rescue a relative, Claudine marries David, thinking she is safe But that doesn t stop Jonathan from pursuing her Nor does it stop her passion from responding.It s storytelling at its best I was in suspense for most of the book wondering how it would end the cover tells you much since Jonathan has fair hair It s a sad one but very well done.Daughters of England Series1 The Miracle at St Bruno s 1972 2 The Lion Triumphant 1974 3 The Witch from the Sea 1975 4 Saraband for Two Sisters 1976 5 Lament for a Lost Lover 1977 6 The Love Child 1978 7 The Song of the Siren 1980 8 The Drop of the Dice 1981 later renamed Will You Love Me in September 9 The Adulteress 1982 10 Knave of Hearts 1983 originally titled Zipporah s Daughter11 Voices in A Haunted Room 1984 12 The Return of the Gypsy 1985 13 Midsummer s Eve 1986 14 The Pool of St Branok 1987 15 The Changeling 1989 16 The Black Swan 1990 17 A Time for Silence 1991 18 The Gossamer Cord 1992 19 We ll Meet Again 1993 20 Daughters of England 1995