Hardened and cynical, Nicholai Beauvisage returns to America after risking death during French Revolution. He lost his heart to a beauty who died at the guillotine and now desires only the life of a rake.
Lovely and independent, Lisette Hahn pours all her energy into running her Philadelphia CoffeeHouse, a meeting place for figures like Thomas Jefferson. She is proud of her success and has been able to rise above the desires of her heart – until she meets Nicholai Beauvisage. That very night, Lisette finally gives her passions free rein… but what will the dawn bring?
Beloved characters from Caroline, Touch the Sun, and Silver Storm return as supporting characters in this sensuous, enchanting story that sweeps from 1793 Philadelphia across the ocean to the glittering salons of London.