1793. Revolutionary France.
Sophie Delcourt, the enchanting talented daughter of a Parisian confectioner, is forced to flee the country in the midst of revolution and bloodshed with a four-year-old aristocrat and elderly Marquis in her charge.
Bereft and abandoned in the Sussex countryside, she is saved from highwaymen by the intriguing Tom Foxhill, art collector to the Prince of Wales.
Soon, Sophie finds herself forming a passionate bond with him, a bond which even her love for another cannot sever…
After settling in Regency Brighton, at first she does not realise that threats of vengeance have followed her from France.
But soon her worries are settled by a new home, local work and friends for her young charge Antoine.
Sophie strives to build her own confectionery business and eventually finds her path leading to the glorious Sugar Pavilion of the Prince Regent himself.
Her life becomes more exciting and challenging than she had ever expected, but danger also creeps near in the form of smugglers and the distressing threat of French revolutionaries…
The Sugar Pavilion is a powerful Regency novel, rich with period detail.
Praise for Rosalind Laker
‘Leisurely…with some yum-yum desserts.’ – Kirkus Reviews
‘Her vision…is admirably researched’ – Kirkus Reviews
‘…one of the genre’s leading lights’ – Kirkus Reviews