The Lost Colony Series
Into The Mainland
Agnes Wood is forced from her country parish to the social whirl of London when her aunt and uncle negotiate her betrothal to an older nobleman to satisfy a gambling debt. In the attempt to avoid an unhappy marriage, she agrees to serve as the apothecary on a colonial venture to the Chesapeake Bay area. During the trans-Atlantic crossing, she and her shipmates become embroiled in a terrifying conspiracy that throws them in the crosshairs of a ruthless pirate.
As the web of lies and danger unfold, two powerful men fight over her heart in the winner-take-all rugged wilderness of the New World.
Lord Anthony Cage departs on a private expedition south of Virginia in the attempt to bury a broken heart, while pursuing his dream of building a new city. He fully expects to encounter trouble along the way, but not in the first hour of his trek, and certainly not in the form of the ravishing, pampered daughter of a prominent Spanish general.
Maria Isabella Pedrosa is on the run from a cruel fiancé whose pirate crew will stop at nothing to recapture her. She uses every wile in her extensive repertoire to try to seduce the dashing English lord into helping her escape.
With their countries hurtling towards war, they are sworn enemies by association, but that doesn’t stop the attraction kindling between them. Is love strong enough to conquer all in the savage wilderness of the New World, or will their divided loyalties keep them apart…forever?
When the nobleman Rose Payne is secretly courting offers to make her his mistress instead of his wife, she is devastated. Desperate for a fresh start, she signs up as a clerk on a risky colonial venture and flees to the New World. On the way, she and her fellow colonists become entangled in a deadly conspiracy that threatens their plans to build the first English city on the continent.
Not knowing who she can trust among her countrymen, the fiery-haired clerk turns to their only Native ally for help — a tall, stoic, and exotically handsome shipmate, who is heading home after a diplomatic tour in London. A man of few words, Chief Manteo has been dubbed a heathen and a savage by the English nobility; but to her, he is fiercely protective and admiring. As the web of lies and danger closes around them, Rose will be forced to confront the biggest risk of all — the one to her heart!
Trail of Crosses
To escape the drudgery of London’s working class, Jane Mannering joins a colonial venture for the sheer adventure of it and sails for the New World. She soon becomes embroiled in a far more dangerous game than she bargained for — one that leads to a deadly ambush. She plots the escape of her fellow colonists, never dreaming her quick trigger finger and courageous efforts will spark the heated interest of the most feared tribal leader in Virginia.
Following the rapid influx of foreign wars and diseases to his land, Chief Wanchese had decided the only good Brit is a dead one — until he’s asked to rescue an enslaved Englishwoman. One encounter with Jane, and he decides the plucky school mistress is one foreigner he could stand having around. With his ruthless reputation preceding him, however, convincing her to court him won’t be easy.