The place is France, the year 1719. Sylvie is grateful to her cousin, the architect Jean Aubade, who took her in as an orphan. Now grown into a talented sculptor, she aims to help Jean win the competition to design Le Duc’s stables at Chantilly. But she is threatened by her sworn enemy, Guy de Barre, who desires her and will do anything to make her his. As an adviser to Le Duc, de Barre has the power to promote another architect for the commission: Yves Sainton. So when Sylvie encounters Yves, her feelings toward him are not friendly. His arrogant manner only reinforces her conviction that he is not to be trusted. But he is also the most handsome man she has ever seen …
Telos Publishing is proud to bring back into print a classic romance novel from a great British exponent of the genre, Helen McCabe.
137 pp. B-format paperback novel
Published 31 January 2016
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Helen McCabe is a highly regarded author whose love of writing and powerful imagination, coupled with a determination to succeed, have ensured a long and successful career. Her lifelong fascination with literature, history and research and an interest in the paranormal have enhanced Helen’s immense gift for creative storytelling.
She graduated with Honours from London University, where she read English, and holds an MA degree in 18th Century English Literature from the University of Keele.
Her long career began with her first novel at the age of seven, with poetry published at 13 and read on the BBC. She started her true career as a novelist after becoming well-known for her short stories and serials in popular magazines. In 1995 her first full-length novel – Two for a Lie, about the 19th Century Princess Caraboo – was published, gaining much interest and critical acclaim. Since then, in tandem with work and family, she has written more than 30 novels in various genres, including historical, romance and more recently horror/thriller and crime. She also writes scripts for film, television and the stage.
Alongside her writing, Helen has worked in a variety of jobs, beginning as an assistant librarian and finally as a lecturer and teacher. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association, the Crime Writers’ Association, the Horror Writers of America and the West Country Writers’ Association.
Helen was invited to join Mensa, the high IQ Society, in 1989.
Helen lives in Worcester and has three grown-up children and a grandson.
Her website can be found at www.helenmccabe.com.