For Handmaiden Tranquilla Caden, each new assignment brings the chance at leading one more patron into solace.
For Gabriel Delessan, the services of a Handmaiden are a luxury he can afford—but not one he truly believes he deserves.
When a sense of duty becomes something more intimate for both of them, Tranquilla must convince Gabriel to accept what she can offer him – solace, yes. But more than that...love.
Five Principles of the Order of Solace
There is no greater pleasure than providing absolute solace.
True patience is its own reward.
A flower is made more beautiful by its thorns.
Selfish is the heart that thinks first of itself.
Women we begin and women we shall end.
About the Author
When she was in third grade, Megan Hart fell in love for the first time. Not with a boy (that would wait until fourth grade), but with a story. Homecoming by Ray Bradbury leaped out at her from the pages of a library book, and she tumbled head over heels. In the dark ages, before the days of photocopiers, the only way for her to keep a copy of this story was to copy it out by hand so she could read it over and over again. Something funny happened, though, as she carefully printed it on lined notebook paper.