The Silk Vendetta Author:Victoria Holt Once a hunting lodge for English kings, the majestic Silk House now stands as a testament to the Sallonger family's time-honored tradition of exquisite silk making. The great estate is also home to the spirited Lenore Cleremont and her grandmother, who works as a designer for the legendary silk firm. Here the young Lenore is educated with the ... more »wealthy Sallonger children but also trained in the art of dressmaking by her grandmother. As the girl matures, her charm and beauty win the hearts of both Sallonger sons. But Lenore cannot foresee that this exciting newfound love will bring both tragedy and peril.
For after she chooses a husband, Lenore's happy life is shadowed by a succession of violent and mysterious acts that point to an inexplicable vengeance. Fleeing, she and her grandmother begin anew as couturieres to the haute monde in Paris. The business prospers but a malevolent fate pursues her still. Born of a generations-old rivalry and nurtured by years of deceit, it threatens now to destroy all that Lenore values. Only when an ancient family feud is unraveled, and an arrogant French count reveals the dark secrets of the past, will Lenore escape forever the menace of the silk vendetta.« less