“…hauntingly beautiful… a testament to the artistic spirit… It will resonate with anyone who has ever felt passion.”
“Wolf is a masterful storyteller who has created an enchanting novel. ESCAPEMENT is a symphony of words, marked by lyrical phrases and exquisite rhythm. It will resonate with anyone who has ever felt passion. ”
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From the bestselling Author of THE WAY, hailed by O, THE OPRAHMAGAZINE as “A Title To Pick Up Now!”
“Wolf is a masterful storyteller who has created an enchanting novel… ESCAPEMENT will resonate with anyone who has ever felt passion.”
“Richly textured and emotionally absorbing… Wolf has crafted a novel with extraordinary sensitivity and no one will deny the pleasure of her seductive prose.”
Henri keeps many secrets. Some even from herself…
Prepare to be transported into a sensual world of possibility by this lush, heart-wrenching and gorgeously-written tale. Brimming with passion, intrigue, extraordinary characters and breathtaking surprises, ESCAPEMENT will arouse the senses and seduce readers of every persuasion.
Cristofer Vaughn’s star is poised to rise. Everyone expects the dashing and gifted composer to soar to the heights of musical genius—an expectation that terrifies the young artist as much as it drives him.
Walking into the fire with Cristofer is his housekeeper, Henri, a passionate and handsome young woman who takes pleasure in dressing as a man. Tending to her employer’s domestic needs, Henri has crafted a carefree life of routine behind which she hides the truth of a tragic past. Possessed herself of an extraordinary gift, she covertly guides her employer through the trials of his artistic and romantic pursuits while carefully guarding his most closely-held secret.
But Henri’s deceptively simple life is ripped apart when a wealthy and ruthless patron grants Cristofer a spectacular commission, then unwittingly hires Henri—whom he believes to be male—to give piano lessons to his alluring wife.
The resulting entanglements rise to a dangerous pitch as Cristofer struggles to create music of epic proportions while Henri’s heart is swept away by a love more powerful than any she has ever known.
The emotional tension intensifies when the monstrous patron catches wind of a duplicity and quickly mobilizes his henchmen to target the threat. Soon the only hope for Cristofer and Henri’s survival depends on one publicly exposing the other’s hidden truth—an act that would defy the bonds of love and friendship and bring all their lives crashing down.
Will Henri sacrifice herself to stop the oncoming tragedy? Or will she find a way to save her truest love?
“ESCAPEMENT is a symphony of words marked by lyrical phrases and exquisite rhythm… a testament to the artistic spirit… breathtaking.”
“A passionate story.”
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