Operational Updates

Dear Ripped Bodice Community, 

We want to make sure we are keeping you updated on how we are handling this crisis. It’s been a very challenging time but we are hanging in there.

The shop remains closed to all customers with no events on the calendar.


-Online orders

We are still accepting online orders and have adopted a process to best comply with the evolving guidelines from California and LA County Departments of Health. 

This means that Leah is processing all incoming orders and our staff has been instructed to stay at home. Because this is now a one-woman operation, shipping may be slower than normal. We love and appreciate your support in this incredibly difficult time, so we ask that you bear with us as we continue to fill orders. Given the state of the world and The Post Office, we are strongly recommending that you use USPS flat rate shipping at this time to ensure the quickest and most accurate delivery.


-Care packages

We are now accepting new orders for care packages. However, because we are down to a shipping staff of one, we will be accepting orders in batches so as not to overwhelm Leah. Head to this link to enter your email address, and we’ll send you the order link once it’s your turn.

Questions about orders (or anything) can be directed to hello@therippedbodicela.com


Finally, now is a great time to think about becoming a Patron of the store. 


There is already a ton of cool content you can check out on our page. Including 12 original short stories from some amazing romance authors. Vlogs and other fun stuff. We know this is not an option for everyone and that's totally okay and understandable. But if you're looking for a way to help, this is a great option. 

We hope you are all doing okay and making it through one day at a time.
xoxo, Bea & Leah and Fitz

Lady and the Don: Book 2 of the Saga of a Lady Series (Paperback)

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"History, mystery and romance-what a combo Perfect escape reading "This novel brings alive California history from a woman's perspective while combining rip-roaring adventures and mystery with a passionate love story.January 1849, Yosemite Valley. Alone and frightened, in a wilderness cabin, Lady Clarissa is in labor with her first child. Clarissa has bravely faced numerous dangers, but this is different. Her mother died giving birth to her. Where have her friends and husband disappeared to without explanation? Are they under attack? Love-and the lovemaking-she shares with her husband, don Carlo, give Lady Clarissa the happiness and fortitude she needs to deal with the bigotry, murders and tragedies brought by the rush for gold. The massive influx of people and disease from around the world endanger her family. Determined to keep her family together and in California, Clarissa seeks haven in Yerba Buena while it becomes San Francisco. But the city proves to harbor its own perils. Her husband's secret fight for his beloved California and its people has him in constant danger and keeps her anxious about his safety. Then she discovers her husband has still another secret.LADY AND THE DON is the second in the Saga of a Lady series, a Victorian historical romance thriller spanning two continents. 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.

About the Author

The stories of Sherri Leigh James are inspired by a desire to see women succeed in life. Her characters are all strong women making their way in a man's world. Her childhood was 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 mystery novel, GIRL WITH A PAST is set in the 1960's and 2000's on the UC Berkeley campus and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her upcoming mystery novel, BLOOD RED, the first of a new series of murder mysteries featuring interior designer to the rich and famous, Cissy Huntington, is set in contemporary Southern California. Sherri Leigh James lives in California with her husband, near their children and grandchildren.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780999858233
ISBN-10: 0999858238
Publisher: Black Hawk Press
Publication Date: April 11th, 2018
Pages: 416
Language: English