THE FORBIDDEN ROSE
Action packed, bold, daring, compelling, fresh and engaging all describe Bourne’s vibrant adventure romances. She’s outdone herself with her new pulse-pounding, breathtaking novel set during the turbulent and dangerous Reign of Terror where passion was as dangerous as spying. Clear your schedule — once you start reading, you won’t be able to stop!
English spy William Doyle, aka Guilliame LeBreton, arrives in France just in time to see his quarry’s château go up in flames.
Marguerite de Fleurignac escapes with her life and is rescued by Guilliame, who knows she is not the common governess Maggie Duran, but the daughter of the man he must locate. She convinces him to escort her to Paris, where she hopes to continue her work to lead aristocrats to freedom in England. Their journey is dangerous enough, but deceptions and secrets also swirl around them. Spies, counterspies, her father’s madness and divided loyalties make it seem impossible for love to flourish between them, but it does. Yet their love is tested when their identities are revealed and William is arrested. Only Maggie can come up with an incredible plan to save them. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jun., 400 pp., $7.99)