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.