Eve de Lancel dared to bring endless scandal upon herself when she ran away from home to live in unrepentant sin, to win stardom singing in Paris music halls, to risk her life at the Front during World War I, to marry the Vicomte Paul de Lancel and become the greatest lady of Champagne.
Eve's daughter Freddy defied even the high-spirited Eve by learning to fly solo before her sixteenth birthday, fighting for England during World War II, loving deeply - and losing as gallantly as she won.
Freddy's sister Delphine led a secret life of wild nightclubbing and gambling in Hollywood, made a screen test on a whim, and by eighteen was a film star of the first magnitude, desired by men the world over. Yet she courted danger and risked all during the war, driven by her passion for the one man she could never possess - or forget.
Judith Krantz, one of the world's bestselling novelists, lives in Bel Air and Newport Beach, California.