The Painted Rose
The reclusive Lady Sarah hides from the world behind her veils. But the sad eyes of her handsome young tutor, Lucien, seem to burn right through them, willing her to face her fears. Yet how can a man so used to beauty ever desire a woman whose face he hasn't seen?
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