To Dream of Snow
PUBLISHED: Severn House Publishers Ltd 2004
ISBN: 0 7278 6042 9
A sumptuous historical novel set in pro-Revolutionary Russia and Paris
Marguerite Laurent, a Parisian needlewoman, is summoned to the Imperial Court of Empress Elizabeth to work as the Empress's personal embroiderer. She travels as part of a retinue of talented foreigners, several of whom worked in the same atelier as Marguerite. Each of the women has her own reasons for wishing to flee France, and they embark upon their adventure in a spirit of excitement mixed with trepidation, for the Empress's reputation is fearsome.
Their journey is uncomfortable, dangerous and long, but Marguerite makes friendships that will sustain her during the difficult months when she first arrives in Russia – most particularly with a handsome English landscape gardener, Tom Harwell, whose task is to create beautiful gardens for the Empress, and with an art dealer, Simon de Villiers…
TO DREAM OF SNOW
“As her heroine wends her way through perilous times, readers will be swept along in Laker’s latest compelling tale"
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