ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR . . .
Tempestuous, red-haired Barbara Childe took Brussels by storm. The city was a nest of intrigue; Napoleon threatened Europe -- but the talk was only of this dazzling young widow. Every brilliant ball, supper, and concert in the feverish spring of 1815 seemed to bring her a new conquest.
Threatened by the growing tide of scandal, she allowed one of her adorers -- the dashing Colonel Audley -- to claim her for his bride. But as the clouds of war gathered, he turned from her in a sudden, mysterious indifference. Stunned, bewildered, Barbara wondered what secret she must fathom, what new seduction must she devise, to regain the one man who -- she ruefully realized -- had truly claimed her heart?