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The Ruins of Lace

ISBN: 9781402268038

By: Iris Anthony

Published: 10/02/2012

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Description

Lace is a thing like hope.
It is beauty; it is grace.
It was never meant to destroy so many lives.

The mad passion for forbidden lace has infiltrated France, pulling soldier and courtier into its web. For those who want the best, Flemish lace is the only choice, an exquisite perfection of thread and air. For those who want something they don't have, Flemish lace can buy almost anything-or anyone.

For Lisette, lace begins her downfall, and the only way to atone for her sins is to outwit the noble who know demands an impossible length of it. To fail means certain destruction. But for Katharina, lace is her salvation. It is who she is; it is what she does. If she cannot make this stunning tempest of threads, a dreaded fate awaits.

A taut, mesmerizing story, The Ruins of Lace explores the intricate tangle of fleeting beauty, mad obsession, and ephemeral hope.

"Stunning...this story is sure to impress."—Publishers Weekly

"A gorgeous wrought tale of two women bound to the cruelty and beauty of a forbidden perfection...Iris Anthony has delivered a stunning achievement."—C.W. Gortner, author of The Queen's Vow

"Exquisite...this is definitely a keeper to be savored. Whoever Iris Anthony is, she's a gifted writer with what is to be hoped is only the first of many wonderful stories to tell."—Sara Poole, author of Poison and The Borgias Mistress

For more information visit www.ruinsoflace.com

About the Author

Iris Anthony

Iris Anthony is a pseudonym. The writer behind the name is an award-winning author of eleven novels. She lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area in a house decorated with French antiques and Flemish lace. Learn more about Iris at www.irisanthony.com

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Excerpt

Chapter 1

Katharina Martens

Lendelmolen, Flanders

It had been two months now. Two months since my eyes had betrayed me. The darkness had come upon me so gr

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Reviews



“Overall, The Ruins of Lace is an intriguing historical novel with a toughness that might surprise, given its subject.” - Portland Book Review
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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8.25 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 13.20 oz
Page Count: 336 pages

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