Juliette Armant, pledged to the church sinch infancy is called home to save her family by marrying. Once wed she will claim an ancient family chest. Once to be claimed by her twin sister it is now discovered that she, not her sister, was the first born. She prays for help, lighting a candle in church. Leaving church she encounters Nicholas Pasquale, swordsman, and a small boy she takes as his son. He says the boy needs a mother....is her prayer answered so quickly? A bargain is struck between them. But, someone is determined to stop this wedding.
Good romance; slightly different than the usual, since it's set in New Orleans and many characters are French instead of British. Nice change from the norm.