By Linda Lee Chaikin
Pursuing the relations identify because the most interesting silk manufacturer in Lyon, the younger Huguenot Rachelle Dushane-Macquinet is extremely joyful to accompany her recognized couturier Grandmere to Paris, there to create a silk trousseau for the Royal Princess Marguerite Valois. The courtroom is fabulous; its regent, Catherine de Medici, deceptively fascinating ... and the situations, darker than Rachelle may be able to think. At a time in historical past whilst the tortures of the Bastille and the fiery stake are a virtually informal final result in France, an outbreak of recrimination is relocating quick and livid opposed to the Huguenots---and because the Queen Mother's political intrigues weave an online of deception round her, Rachelle unearths herself in forthcoming chance. desire rests in caution the good-looking Marquis Fabien de Vendome of the depraved plot opposed to his kinfolk. yet to take action, Rachelle needs to persist with a dangerous path.
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55 The news that Sebastien appeared to be missing evoked consternation when Rachelle returned to Grandmère and Idelette. “The fact that Monsieur Maurice is also looking for his oncle does not bode well,” Idelette said. Grandmère turned again to Rachelle. ” “He admitted his suspicion, but he would not speak plainly. He does not appear to take the matter seriously, I assure you. ” Idelette said. ” Rachelle said. Grandmère clasped her hands as though in anxious prayer. “We cannot risk sending a message to Duchesse Xenia.
Grandmère clasped her hands as though in anxious prayer. “We cannot risk sending a message to Duchesse Xenia. ” “Prince Condé is in Moulins at the Bourbon palais,” Rachelle said. “Or even as far north as Chatillon with Admiral Coligny. ” “Still, we must do something. Who could go to Moulins without detection? ” Idelette looked from one to the other. Rachelle’s heart warmed affectionately at the thought of Andelot Dangeau, whom she knew from the silk chateau at Lyon. Andelot was also a nephew of Sebastien, but one in poor stead with the Dangeau family due to the scandal surrounding his mother, a harlot who had followed the French soldiers to war.
Bows from the many messieurs passing them in the salle came like tossed blossoms to sweeten their path. Rachelle was pleased she had taken time before tea to freshen herself and don a clean, becoming frock. She cast casual glances here and there in the hope of meeting Marquis de Vendôme, but fair fortune did not call upon her. It is trouble that comes to knock, she thought. Allons bon! Not him. Anyone but that messire! Rachelle saw the young Comte Maurice Beauvilliers, the blood nephew of Sebastien, looking toward them from where he stood on the upper gallery near a stairway.