Set in Paris during the dying years of the glittering Second Empire, the Franco-Prussian war, the Siege of Paris and the Commune, City of Dreams is a love letter to a great city and a story of friendship, love and the endurance of the human spirit.
Anna, the seventeen-year-old daughter of a Russian furrier falls for dashing Frenchman, Emile Daubigny. They marry and she follows him to Paris. She believes that all her dreams of love and happiness have come true but Emile is not all he seems.
Soon both Anna and the city she loves will struggle to survive.