From Publishers Weekly
In Lyons during Napoleon’s era, young, beautiful Gabrielle Roche is traveling to marry Emile Valmont when accidentally she encounters handsome, virile Nicholas Levaux, the son of her family’s rival inside the silk trade. The two instantly just fall in love, but Gabrielle must honor her troth to Emile. She soon inherits her father’s silk factory and runs the business enterprise masterfully, notwithstanding the prejudices of her husband about women running a business. Although she cannot shake her attraction to Nicholas, she avidly competes against him for trade secrets and business. When Napoleon’s war with England erupts and Nicholas leaves to combat, Gabrielle feels she actually is finally resistant to her illicit passion. Fate decrees otherwise, however, which is only after many years of adversity the lovers finally get together. In Laker’s new novel, each plot turn and character reaction is definitely predicted, even so the story is entertaining. Reader’s Digest Condensed Books selection.
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From Library Journal
Laker’s latest historical romance is placed against the background from the silk industry in Lyons through the Industrial Revolution along with the Napoleonic Wars. Gabrielle Roche, head of one in the largest silk factories, is both a small business rival of and drawn to Nicolas Devaux, the actual top of another family-owned silk company. Their love seems impossible, since the girl with married as well as their families possess a long-standing feud, however their passion survives years of trials until they are often together. As with her earlier novels, Jewelled Path and Banners of Silk , Laker presents a solid, determined heroine as well as a nice balance between romance and historical detail. For most popular fiction collections. Barbara E. Kemp, Washington State Univ. Lib., Pullman
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