Fenice d'Aix Beautiful, sensuous Fenice proudly bore her father's noble name, but the dark secret of her mother's lowly birth kept her an outcast in French society. Helpless in the face of the enemies who sought to steal her inheritance, she gave herself in a contract of marriage . . . only to be swept into a passion beyond anything she had ever dreamed possible! Sir Aubery Champion to the king, heir to a vast English estate, blue-eyed Sir Aubery vowed to quell the rebellion that threatened English rule in Gascony. Yet even as Fenice fought by his side, even as she risked her life to save his, still she feared discovery. For Aubery had sworn his heart to a woman of noble birth. And Fenice was the daughter of a beautiful and gentle serf!