Paris, 1789. As the shadow of the guillotine falls over a nation at war with itself, three very different women find themselves caught up in the storm of revolution… In France under the last Bourbon king, the extravagance grows more outrageous and the unrest of the poor more dangerous.
Into this ferment are swept the innocent English Sophie Luttrell, visiting France for the first time; the French aristocrat Heloise de Guinot, who hates the man her parents have arranged for her to marry; and Marie-Victoire, the loyal maid who finds herself immersed in revolutionary politics. They are the daughters of the storm which is sweeping over France – and over the world. Three women whose lives will be forever marked by this turning point in history and whose passionate struggle for love, liberty – and for life – will have unexpected consequences.