Christoph’e, the Count of St. Laurent, has lost his entire family to the blood-soaked French Revolution and must flee to an ancient castle along the southern border of France to survive. But the medieval city of Carcassonne proves more than a hiding place. Here Christoph’e meets the beautiful widow Scarlett, a complex and lionhearted woman suddenly taken by the undercover aristocrat’s passion for astronomy and its influence upon his faith. Although their acquaintance begins brightly enough, when the Count learns that Scarlett is related to the man who murdered his family, he turns from love and chooses revenge. Heaven only knows what it might take for Christoph’e to love again, to love his enemy, and to love unconditionally.
While writing Love’s First Light I was struck with thanksgiving for the beginnings of our country – America. How different our revolution from that of France! In these times of great turmoil in our country, it gives me hope to look at the past, read stories like that of Christoph`e and Scarlett’s and know that God will pull us through with the provisions He has set in place for each of us. My prayer is that Love’s First Light will delight you with its love story, inspire you with its history and affirm the message of trust in God through all our trials
Discussion Questions (Spoiler Alert! If you haven’t read the book yet these questions might give some of the story away!)