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The Ruins of Lace

A novel by

Lace is a thing like hope.

It is beauty; it is grace.

It was never meant to destroy so many lives.

The mad passion for forbidden lace has infiltrated France, pulling soldier and courtier into its web. For those who want the best, Flemish lace is the only choice, an exquisite perfection of thread and air. For those who want something they don't have, Flemish lace can buy almost anything-or anyone.

For Lisette, lace begins her downfall, and the only way to atone for her sins is to outwit the noble who know demands an impossible length of it. To fail means certain destruction. But for Katharina, lace is her salvation. It is who she is; it is what she does. If she cannot make this stunning tempest of threads, a dreaded fate awaits.

A taut, mesmerizing story, The Ruins of Lace explores the intricate tangle of fleeting beauty, mad obsession, and ephemeral hope.

"Stunning...this story is sure to impress." - Publishers Weekly

"A gorgeous wrought tale of two women bound to the cruelty and beauty of a forbidden perfection...Iris Anthony has delivered a stunning achievement." - C.W. Gortner, author of The Queen's Vow

"Exquisite...this is definitely a keeper to be savored. Whoever Iris Anthony is, she's a gifted writer with what is to be hoped is only the first of many wonderful stories to tell." - Sara Poole, author of Poison and The Borgias Mistress

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Hardback Editions

February 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Ruins of Lace (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Iris Anthony
ISBN: 1-4104-5573-4 / 978-1-4104-5573-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Ruins of Lace
Author(s): Iris Anthony
ISBN: 1-4022-6803-3 / 978-1-4022-6803-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Ruins of Lace
Author(s): Iris Anthony
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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