Sweet and Spicy Romance from Yesteryear
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“It is observed that in any great endeavor, it is not enough for a person to depend solely on himself.” ~ Lakota Proverb
They called it a terrible glory and the last great battle for the American West. The battle of Little Big Horn was the last stand by Commander George Armstrong Custer against the Lakota tribes, but to Lily James it was the last stand between her old life and her new life.
After her in-laws swindle away the family fortune, Lily and her husband, Alfred, head out west into the frontier plains of South Dakota to the only land available to poor people and far away from the debts they can’t pay. When a band of Lakota warriors attacks their wagon train, her husband is murdered and Lily is taken captive.
Widowed Lakota warrior Tahatan has vowed never to take another bride. However, when the Great Spirit shows him a vision, he finds himself forced into a marriage with the outspoken, yellow-haired Yankee woman captured at the hands of his people.
With Custer’s sights set, not only on the gold hidden in the depths of the Black Hills Mountains, but on Lily too, the Commander begins his warpath along the tribe villages. Can Lily overcome the demons of her past to defend the man she’s falling in love with? Or will she betray him and his people for the actions against her dead husband?
Two lives. Two stories. One fateful afternoon the family secrets are uncovered from the hidden depths in the yesterdays of the past.
Pregnant and a newly-wed, Maggie Wilson-Grey only thought about her husband shipping off to Vietnam—a war from which he doesn’t return. Heartbroken, the widow flees with only a few possessions and her late husbands death benefit money.
Young and alone, Maggie falls pray to a world of drugs and alcohol, drowning her loneliness in men she doesn’t know. After hitting rock bottom, she packs up her car once more and finds herself in a tiny town in Maine, where she meets Helen, the owner of the 1308 Brook House Inn.
With the help of Helen, a new job, and the affections of a caring, loving gentleman named Charlie, Maggie tries to piece her life back together as the new owner of the beloved Inn. Will her effort be enough to make up for hiding the deep secrets of her past from her new husband and daughter?
Thirty years later, Rachel Grey-Levine isn’t like her mother, Margaret, and has no desire to be. One of the brightest, upcoming editors for Gilmore Publishing Group in New York, Rachel’s ambitions don’t include cooking, baking, or raising children.
After discovering her husband in bed with another woman, Rachel doesn’t think life can get any worse, or at least she doesn’t until her father, Charlie, calls with the news that her mother has passed away and left Rachel as the owner of her dilapidated B & B.
Just retired from the Navy, Luke Dawson wants nothing more than a quiet, lad back town after his years of hard service. Instead, he finds himself in the middle of renovating 1308 Brook House Inn. If the backbreaking work wasn’t hard enough, he also finds himself having to ignore his growing attraction for Rachel and her troubles, like, a mysterious, older man named Harvey, who not only doesn’t seem to want to check out, but is far too interested in the young Inn owner for Luke’s liking.