It takes an artist to see the real woman
Aline has been many things in her life. She has faced countless dangers to keep her country and her family safe. But when quiet, handsome Stephen Dornan asks permission to paint her in a series of portraits, she is unprepared for the storm of feeling that erupts between them.
Aline came to Renwick’s Hotel at the edge of Maida Gardens in order to help out a friend. She stayed to avoid her son’s uncle who wants to take the boy back to France without her.
But it is Stephen’s bullying father and brothers who are the catalysts for real trouble…