Olivia is an innocent 19 year old girl. While traveling down the Ohio river in a flatboat, her family is stopped and threatened by river pirates. The pirates kidnap Olivia and sell her to Darcy Lankanal,a New Orleans brothel owner. Darcy keeps her captive for a year before Oliva manages to escape. Now on the run to find her family she is injured while trying to make her way through an Illinois swamp.
Reclusive Noah LeCroix finds Oliva injured in the ... Glass Beach
After the sudden death of her abusive husband, Franklin, Elizabeth thought with Mauna Noe, the ranch she and Haley, her little sick daughter could inherit, their lives would see the brighter days. Much less to her awareness, Franklin had put Spence Laamea, his illegimate and long forgotten son who was unknown to Elizabeth, in his will as the guardian of Hadley and Mauna Noe until the day Hadley turned 18.
After being betrayed by her first love, her gr... Heat Wave
Ballantine, May 2004, 19.95, 320 pp.
In Long Beach, California, private investigator Kat Vargas (who first appeared in LOVER'S LANE) is shot while working a domestic case. Her former partner Jake Montgomery persuades Kat to recover at his house in nearby Twilight Cove while he and his wife go on vacation.
Resident Ty Chandler visits Kat wanting to hire her as a sleuth. Ty recently returned from living in Alaska for nineteen ... Lover's Lane
Ballantine, Jun 2003, 19.95, 384 pp.
In 1997 Borrego Springs, California, lawyer Arthur Litton offers a million dollars to buy baby Christopher for his clients, the child's grandparents. The father of the child, their son Rick recently died. Caroline Graham knows she cannot win a court battle against the wealthy Saunders so she disappears with her child.
Six years later, private investigator Jake Montgomery thinks he has fou...
Ballantine, Aug 2002, 19.95, 384 pp.
In 1866, Sara Collier Talbot returns to the Kentucky home of her deceased spouse looking for shelter for her and her little girl, born out of wedlock to a northerner. After her own father recently beat her and rejected her and his granddaughter, further dismissal would not shock Sara. Instead her sister-in-law Louzanna welcomes the fallen woman and her niece “Lissybeth” to live with her.
... Summer Moon
Ballantine, Jul 2001, 15.95, 336 pp.
In 1851 Maine, Kate Whittington's mother, a prostitute, leaves her at an orphanage where she stays for the next eighteen years until the school closes. With no place to go, Kate reads an ad from a Texas rancher wanting a wife, so she corresponds with him. She and Reed Benton hit it off by mail, marry by proxy, and she heads to his ranch.
When Kate arrives at his ranch, she finds h...