When Reuben Tarz meets Marchioness Michelene Fonsard, known as Madame Mickey, he is a wounded American soldier desperate to escape the hell of the French trenches. Madame Mickey offers another option for Reuben and his best friend, Daniel Bishop, to live at her lavish chateau, where she will help them heal in body and soul. Madame Mickeys sophistication captivates the ambitious Reuben, and their affair is as tender as it is sensual.
Then Mickeys young niece, Bebe Rosen, arrives from California, scattering chaos in her wake. Bebe is instantly smitten with Reuben and what Bebe wants, she gets. But every wish has consequences, and every sin has its price.
And amid a tangle of seduction and betrayal, each will find a love powerful enough to change a life or to destroy it At the end of World War I, wounded American soldier Reuben Tarz encounters the beautiful and sensual Marchioness Michelene Fonsard. Soon they fall in love, and Reubens dreams of wealth and power come to lifeuntil the arrival of spoiled Bebe Rosen unleashes savage passions and desperate deceptions. Original.