Written by Barbara Cartland
A shy English Rose blossoms into an exotic Bird of Paradise in this thrillingly romantic twist on the tale of Cinderella.
Her aristocratic best friend, Penelope, dressed by the great couturiers and dances at Society balls, yet is sadly ungainly and plain – but still slender and beautiful Vicar’s daughter, Odetta, feels that she is just a ‘Miss Nobody from Nowhere’. So she is bowled over to find herself whisked to the heart of Parisian Society, gate-crashing a Masked Ball on a crazy whim.
Pretending to be a sophisticated French Princesse, she meets a mysterious masked gentleman and falls head over heels in love. Odetta is really living the dream …
Until their masks begin to slip and the dream becomes a nightmare because her new life and love is all a lie.