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The summer of 1778 in the small village of Savournon, deep in the Southern Alps. Alain Jouvent, a lawyer’s son, falls in love with Angelique de Bardell, daughter of the most powerful seigneur in the valley, but she reminds him of the facts of life in France. First, she anticipates an arranged marriage for political or financial reasons. And for her to marry a bourgeois, “The world we know would have to be turned upside down.”
Far away Paris the efforts of those who wish to bring careful, controlled reform to France are thwarted by the economic crisis, the stupidity of the king, the greed of the nobles, and the manipulations of the power-seekers.
Alain can only watch in horror as his beloved is drawn further and further into the intoxicating ferment of the Revolution, unaware of the consequences looming over her.