Recovering from a broken engagement and a near-fatal illness, Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr vows to live life on her own terms. Breaking free from the stifling constraints of society, she travels to France to stay with her free-spirited aunt. For one year, she will simply be Miss Parr. She will explore the streets of Paris and pursue her artistic dreams.
Paris is a bohemian paradise teeming with actors, painters, and writers who welcome Helena into their exciting circle. Among them is Sam Howard, an irascible, infuriatingly honest correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. Dangerously attractive and deeply scarred by the war, Sam is unlike any man she s ever encountered. He offers her a glimpse of a future that is irresistible and impossible.
As Paris rises from the ashes of war, so does Helena. But is she strong enough to completely let go of the past and follow her heart, no matter where it leads her?"e;