Saga of a Lady (Paperback)
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"History, mystery and romance- perfect escape reading "This novel brings alive California history while combining rip-roaring adventures and mystery with a passionate love story.1848, New York City dock. As Lady Clarissa Barrington Wells boards a ship beginning her dangerous journey to California, she is distracted by the sight of a dark, handsome fellow passenger. This man, whose wicked smile evokes an irresistible magnetic attraction in her, is more worldly than the awkward boys she met at her debutante balls in New York, and more dashing than the boring old men she met after her presentation to Queen Victoria. He is unsuitable for more than a flirtation, but far from society's scrutiny, she succumbs to his "bad boy" charm. Forbidden, steamy lovemaking thrills her beyond her wildest dreams, and she almost decides to overlook his lack of suitability. But then she discovers she has surrendered her virginity to a promiscuous rake. After arriving to the rancho hacienda of her father's new wife near Monterey, she discovers she is pregnant. Ashamed to bring disgrace to her family, she embarks on a dangerous horseback trip across the California wilderness to find shelter and raise her unborn child---just as gold is being discovered. More dangerous than the bears and snakes that inhabit the region are the pair of serial killers whose attention she attracted on the journey to California. SAGA OF A LADY is the first story of a multi-part historical romance thriller beginning in the Victorian age spanning two continents and landing in Early California. Thrown into the chaos of the old west from the refinement of Victorian society, Lady Clarissa continues to face the dangerous challenges of her new surrounds. "To Ride Forth Seeking Romance and Adventure" - An Olde California Custom -
About the Author
The stories of Sherri Leigh James are inspired by a childhood entertained by tales of legends and journals of early California settlers, including accounts of heroic women who have immigrated to California over the last two centuries. Her debut murder mystery novel, GIRL WITH A PAST is set in the late 1960's and 2008 on the UC Berkeley campus and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sherri Leigh James lives in California with her husband, near their children and grandchildren.