When the spirit fever struck a town, a village or an outpost, it left few if any survivors. The white man blamed the Indian saying they used their mojo on them. The Indians blamed the white man for angering the spirits. The survivors knew it didn’t matter.
Gina Santini is delighted to leave the fancy London finishing school she despises and take over the family business in the Caribbean when her father becomes too ill to continue. As captain of the pirate ship Gypsy Doll she plunders the seas to support them both.
In the shadows of the Old West, that untamed land, live bands of outlaws and outsiders. In a time when fevers could fell whole towns, these few survivors are marked. Marked…and forever changed.
Sam Kane is the oldest brother, the steadfast son and the confident marshal.
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family’s apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.
Paris, May 2002: On Vel’ d’Hiv’s 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France’s past.
No one ever told Orla Delaney to be careful what she wished for. At her brother Finn’s wedding to the beautiful if eccentric Grace, Orla experiences an uncharacteristic twinge of envy. She wishes her breasts were bigger, her legs were longer and, most of all, she wishes she could find a man of her own.
Living in Arizona offers the perfect settings for curling up and diving into a good book. Locked in due to heat in the summer? No problem. My trusty Kindle always offers a great reprieve and escape. Oh, and air conditioning helps too. I work in an office by day but then come home to my wonderful husband and two rowdy dogs.