Celine Morand, a titled beauty raised in the dazzlnig splendor of Napoleon's court, lived a glittering life of luxury. Her marriage to handsome Henri Morand seemed blessed, but Celine harbored a secret sorrow, 1 that threatened to destory her 1 last chance for happiness.
When Henri arranged a visit to his cousin's Louisiana plantation, Celine hoped the trip would save her struggling marriage. But after the morands arrived at Beaux Ombres, a lus plantation deep in the sultry bayous, she found herself an unwilling participant in her ruthless husband's plan to secure an heir to the Morand name. It was only when Celine discovered unexpected passion w/ another man that she realized there could be no true happiness w/o love, a love she had to sacrifice.