Bitter Honey - Denise Noel
She wanted love. Not heartache... or worse! Helen Lefeuvre returned to her hometown of Clermont with the hope of kindling a flame in the heart of Vincent Chazelles. For ten years, she had been nourishing her love for this attractive man. Now she meant to turn this youthful infatuation into a solid future. But Vincent had other ideas on the matter. Bitter and detached after the death of his beloved wife, he preferred to remain aloof from all social contact. Only his two sons were important to him. In her efforts to meet Vincent again, Helen found herself enmeshed in a web of intrigue, where smuggling and treachery were not the worst of her problems. There was also a case of murder.