The Tuscany Madonna Author:Miriam Canfield Her Bridegroom's Obsession... — To save her family from financial disaster, beautiful, sought-after Denise Bonneville agrees to a marriage "in-name-only" with Brian Cowles, a wealthy American whom she barely knows. At Brian's insistence, the couple move into the Bonneville ancestral home, a gloomy, isolated chateau that he has purchased along wit... more »h its only real asset: the Tuscany Madonna, a hauntingly beautiful painting by Raphael.
The desolation that Denise had known as a child in the old house sweeps over her once again. And something more. A disturbing, pervasive aura of manace - connected in some chilling, unfathomable way with the Tuscany Madonna -- and Brian. Mysteriously preoccupied, almost exclusively, with the painting, Brian keeps it locked in his bedroom. Increasingly suspicious of his motives, Denise is horrified to discover that she is, at the same time, irresistibly drawn to her handsome husband. Torn by conflicting emotions, her need to know the truth competing with terror -- and lays bare its shocking secret.« less