Marlene Mitchell sets her latest novel in fascinating New Orleans during the 1820s and ’30s – an evocative time and place that draws readers into a world of madness, manipulation, deadly jealousy and passion. Beautiful Genevieve Beaumont, trapped in a loveless marriage to a wealthy man twice her age, finds herself drawn to Daniel Evangeline, her husband’s new employee on the family plantation. Genevieve tries to fight her feelings and maneuvers Daniel into a short-lived relationship with Amelia, the half-mad caretaker of Daniel’s young ward. But Genevieve doesn’t know that her possessive and unstable husband, aware of his wife’s attraction, is plotting behind her back to ruin Daniel. Marlene Mitchell is the author of the popular book, The Women of Magnolia, and six other novels.