Hero: Charles Audley
Heroine: Lady Barbara Childe
'Of all the absurd situation I was in! To be made love to before breakfast! Abominable!'
In 1815 under the aegis of the Army of Occupation, Brussels is the gayest toen in Europe. And the widow Lady Barbara Childe, renowned for being as outrangeous as she was beautiful, is at the centre of all that is fashionable and light-hearted. When she meets Charles Audley, dashing aide-de-camp to the great Duke of Wellington himself, her joie de vivre knows no bounds - until the eve of the fateful Battle of Waterloo....
Favorite Lines: These spoil the book if you have not read it yet.