The Demon Lover Author:Victoria Holt Kate Collison is bred to paint miniatures, like her father and generations of Collison masters. It is uncommon in 1865 for a woman to succeed as an artist, yet Kate is determined to continue the renowned Collison tradition. She does not know that her journey to France to seek fame as an artist also will shape her destiny as a woman. — Rollo de ... more »Centeville is bred to relish conquest, like his restless Nordic ancestors who once invaded France. No two people are less alike than the imperious Baron and the willful, young English-woman who paints his miniature. Yet nothing pleases the overbearing aristocrat more than the prospect of vanquishing a desirable woman as uncompliant as Kate.
An exciting tension of opposite wills occupies center stage in Victoria Holt's latest thrilling romance. In Paris Kate achieves her dream, renown as an artist and freedom as a woman. But is she really free? For accompanying her always is the nightmare of a Norman castle, a demon lover and the secret which forever binds Kate Collison to Rollo de Centeville.
Only the threat of death to those she loves could compel Kate to accept aid from her adversary, a much-changed de Centeville, in the hard-pressed days of 1870 when Paris is under siege. It is a fateful decision resulting in murder and salvation as two obstinate people learn powerful lessons in the forces of love.« less