How Fragile Is the Line Between Love and Hate . . . Lady Fairfax had lovingly raised her two orphaned grandchildren, beautiful sisters, but as unalike as a lion and a lamb. Where dark-haired Allele was pale and gentle, Clairice was a quick-tempered red head with a sharp tongue and a propensity for getting into trouble. As for marriage, Clairice would allow her grandmother to arrange a match when she was good and ready; let Allele marry that rich snob of a dandy, Lord Ault, whom she, Clairice, detested.
But Fate had made her own plans for Clairice. Trapped in France on the eve of a planned invasion of England, Clairice and Lord Ault must bargain with their lives to save the people they love ... and in so doing discover that quiet Allele had chosen her own husband, and Clairice and Lord Ault had chosen each other!