Young women -- France -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction; France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Fiction;
It is January, 1793, and the new leaders of revolutionary France have just sentenced Louis XVI to death. The public believes justice will be done, but, in Paris, a small group of people fears for the future. Célie's life has changed beyond recogniton since the revolution began. Reduced to working as a laundress fro Monsieur Bernave, she is inspired by his conviction that rescuing the king from the scaffold is the only way to save their contry. But just four days before the execution, Bernave is murdered. Now Célie and the fugitive she is protecting must risk everything to piece together his plan under the watchful eyes of the revolutionary guard, and in the shadow of Madame Guillotine.