Love and Honor - Borodins, Bk 1 Author:Leslie Arlen A golden dynasty on the crest of a glittering era... a world you'll never want to leave... — An enthralling tale of romantic ecstasy and tumultuous adventure, this is the story of the Borodins, a princely Russian family whose priceless birthright is imperiled by the volcanic stirring of the coming Revolution. — It is the story of Ilona Borodin... more », the beautiful but willful daughter of a general, who dares give her heart to an American who loves her... take the name of a prince who beats her... and bear the son of a commander who serves her. Her destiny was to rule... but her desire to love.
It is also the story of Peter, Ilona's brother, who, unable to understand the unrest sparking the Revolution or his attraction to a young socialist, Judith Steinya, fails to see that the conduct of his wife, Irina, is far less noble than the passionate acts of the sister he condemns.
And it is the tale of Michael Nicholaievich, a servant, whose passion is an enslavement more binding than chains, who let himself be used by Ilona and accepts lust for love.
Lastly, it is the story of George, Ilona's roving American journalist, who knew her passions before any other. George, tied to his family's fortune, ordered out of the world of the sabled Court of Tsars, is forever bound by Ilona's love. He longs to calm the renegade desires of his heartstrong princess.« less