Lovely young Manon Lamont arrived in Paris on the eve of flaming revolution. Already, the blood red shadow of the guillotine hung over King Louis XVI and his queen, Marie Antoinette. It was a time when aristocrats were in danger of retribution and sudden death. And Manon, in spite of her poverty, was an aristocrat -- the estranged daughter of a wealthy nobleman. How could she hide her years at Versailles or her friendship with the enchanting, flirtatious Rose de Beauharnais who would someday become Napolean's Empress Josephine?
The turmoil swirling around Manon was echoed in her own heart, for she was blindly in love with one man, adored by another, and two jealous women were plotting to denounce her as a traitor and a spy!