I’m looking for a book that I believe might have a rather generic title,
like “Rogue” or “Rake” or something broad like that. The hero and the
heroine are childhood pals, even though he’s 10 years older than her. She
has (you guessed it) red hair so he cleverly nicknames her carrot then gives
her golden carrot charm for her charm bracelet. Then, when he’s 18 and
she’s 8 or something like that, she gets mad at him for some reason, throws
the carrot charm at him and he keeps it on a gold chain around his neck for
the rest of his life.
I believe the heroine also has purple eyes and is French. At one point, she
and her grandmother let seven French aristocrats fleeing the Revolution stay
in their home, and they’re called the “Seven Deadly Cyns” for their
wicked and lascivious behaviour. The cover was quite camp, so I hope someone
can tell me the title!
I was pretty sure I’d be able to find this one using the power of Google, but alas, not. My GoogleFu came up with poo-diddly. But is it me, or does this sound like a pastiche of two books, the way my brain likes to combine Garth Brooks’ lyrics and old contemporary romances from the library? Anyone recognize this book?