This is such a good book. I love it and would read it again and again. It is about the most famous French courtesan of the 1800's falling in love with a man who cannot afford her and the relationship between the two. He gets jealous, she has to work, she feels guilty for ruining him and makes him leave her. She dies of tuberculosis, the most romantic disease of the time. It's a beautiful romantic story. Definitely recommend.