Historical Fiction Series
The Hussar’s Love
During the German-Russian occupation of Paris in 1814, a Prussian lieutenant, Löwenklau, comes to the rescue of a young Parisian woman, Margot Richemonte. Soon after, he becomes entangled with her calculating and opportunistic stepbrother, Captain Albin Richemonte.
Richemonte is determined to marry her off to a rich baron, all in an effort to extricate himself from his own mounting gambling debts. In the face of Margot’s blossoming romance the baron and captain aren’t about to let the lieutenant whisk the young mademoiselle away. They will stop at nothing to rid themselves of the young officer, even murder. Löwenklau finds himself in the fight of his life to keep Margot out of the villains’ clutches, while maintaining his honor and integrity.
The marabout, Hajji Omanah, is dying. Known throughout the vast deserts of Africa as a hermit and devout follower of Islam, Omanah has been keeping a terrible secret, one that has been plaguing him for years. On his deathbed, he plans to reveal it… to his son.
What his son doesn’t realize is that he’s soon to be caught up in the middle of a vicious feud going back over a generation between two powerful European families. The embittered Albin Richemonte is determined to avenge himself on Hugo von Löwenklau and his entire household. Richemonte concocts a brilliant scheme to cheat the marabout’s son of his rightful inheritance, and by doing so rob the Löwenklau’s of theirs as well.
In the spring of 1870, France is preparing for an imminent war with Germany. A French cavalry officer, Bernard de Lemarch, has been given the delicate task of approaching a high-ranking Prussian officer, hoping to glean vital military information. But what he doesn’t know is that the Prussian High Command has been forewarned…. and is expecting him. Posing as a painter, the disguised officer meets up with a bungling landscape painter forming an unlikely friendship, one that unwittingly propels both men headfirst into unexpected danger, while resurrecting a secret from Lemarch’s own past. Richard von Löwenklau, a vanguard in France, is tasked with trying to stop the build-up of arms and uncover the establishment of a new para-military presence, the franctireurs.