He fought to seek his fortune. Would he lose a greater treasure: the love he left behind? As the son of the squire of Grimston Way, aristocrat Rogan Chantry has fought hard to win his independence from Sir Julien Bley and the British South Africa Company. Now, his pursuit of a mysterious deposit of gold, marked on a map willed to him by his murdered uncle, Henry Chantry, is challenged by a new complication: the impending British colonization of South Africa. Can Sir Rogan find the gold in the midst of escalating tensions among the native tribesmen, the missionaries sent to win them, and the new colonists? Meanwhile, Evy Varley, the woman Rogan loves back in England, is headed for a brave yet dangerous confrontation with Henry's killer-but at what price? With so much against Rogan and Evy, a reunion seems improbable, if not impossible. Can yesterday's promise hold them faithful to the hope of future freedom and a victorious love?
Linda Lee Chaikin
has written numerous top-selling books and series, including the Silk series (Heart of India Trilogy), A Day to Remember series, “The Empire Builders,” Royal Pavilion Trilogy, Arabian Winds Trilogy, The Buccaneers Trilogy, and “For Whom the Stars Shine,” a finalist for the prestigious Christy Award. Two of her novels have been awarded the Silver Angel Award for excellence and several have been bestsellers. Linda is a graduate of Multnomah Biblical Seminary and taught neighborhood Bible classes for many years. She and her husband make their home in Northern California.