The Court of the Thorn Tree Author:Patricia Maxwell Pride Before A Fall — Lovely Margaret Stewart was a rpoud and spirited young lady - too proud to accept the unwilling hospitality of her only living relative. But in strait-laced New Orleans early in the 19th century, there were few meands for a respectable young woman to make her own way in the world - and that was why Margaret came, as governe... more »ss to the forbiding Villars mansion.
In her charge was a child who seem possessed by satanic evil. Invading her dreams was the darlky handsome, fierce tempered man who employed her. And closing in on her were hate and fear and mystery, as the dark abyss of the sinister past opened to receive her...« less