Shapiro, Barbara A.
In the summer of 1922 nineteen-year-old Paulien Mertens is implicated in a sophisticated con game perpetrated by her then-fiance George Everard. Broke and disowned she flees Belgium and creates a new identity - a Frenchwoman named Vivienne Gregsby. She sets out to recover her father's art collection prove her innocence and exact revenge on George. Offered the perfect job in Paris by American art collector Edwin Bradley Vivienne is soon caught up in the world of post-Impressionists and expatriates. But complications ensue: George returns...and then Vivienne is arrested for Bradley's murder.--back cover.