A tale of the turbulent English Civil War, The Winter Prince by Cheryl Sawyer is a fiercely romantic portrait of two real-life members of the court of Charles I of England. Mary Villiers, Duchess of Richmond, and Prince Rupert of Bohemia meet again on the eve of the Civil War. The two dignified and loyal members of the court are drawn against their will into the brewing conflict, and thrown into uncomfortable and eventually irresistible contact. The beautiful Mary is already married, and Rupert is a soldier with enough troubles for 10 men without adding the difficulty of falling in love. Still, fall in love they do. This is an elegantly written tale layered with meticulous historical detail and highly complex emotions. Beautiful and moving. Barbara Samuel's Lady Luck's Map of Vegas has been named a Target BreakOut Book.