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When Baroness Sophie von Korvacs meets British painter James Fraser one hot summer's day in Vienna, the attraction is instant. A whirlwind romance follows, with Vienna bathed in the brilliance of the last days of the emperor. And when James proposes to Sophie it seems a fitting end to that enchanting summer.

But darker days are on the horizon as Europe teeters on the brink of war. James must make the ultimate choice: love for King and Country or love for Sophie. Before he knows it, he and Sophie are on opposite sides of a devastating conflict. Four bleak years of fighting and death roll by. Will Sophie's long winter ever end and can their love conquer all?

©1978 Robert Tyler Stevens (P)2010 Soundings

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