Krysia Milos comes of age at the height of the Romantic era, when poets, musicians and writers influenced the course of nations. Krysia, raised in Poland by an influential uncle and his unorthodox sister, joins those struggling for independence under Russian rule. When she comes to Warsaw for her debut into society, she finds herself enmeshed in the plans for an uprising against the czar’s rule. Independent and willing to prove herself useful to the cause of Poland’s freedom, she determines to help her uncle by gathering information. She soon finds herself in over her head, pitted against the sinister but very powerful Russian Dmitri Orlovsky and the Polish officer, Casimir Zalenski, whose cynicism belies his uniform and whose past is murky at best. As revolution threatens to destroy everything she has, Krysia must decide which man is worthy of her trust. For those who love the larger-than-life historical panoramas of Russian history, the era of the French salon and its cultural influence to its Eastern neighbors, and the timeless love story of individuals caught in tumultuous eras, Love’s Enduring Flame is for you. This is NOT a Christian romance, as many of Ruth Axtell's novels are. It is a little edgier in tone and situation than most of her books, though still in keeping with her writing style and containing no graphic material.