In Her Keeping

In Her Keeping

by Valerie Joan Connors


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In a North Carolina tiger sanctuary, she found new love and a new purpose.

Sylvia Holt has lost her dream of the perfect suburban Atlanta life-via infertility, a painfully failed adoption, and a husband who's cheating on her with a younger woman. Her divorce leads her to a North Carolina vacation home, where she settles in with no other goals than to become a sad recluse. But then her next-door neighbor, Ethan Montgomery, lures her into the amazing world of his tiger sanctuary.

Sylvia slowly heals, and her bond with Ethan and the tigers-many of them rescued from abuse and neglect-turns her into a fierce advocate for the big cats. She and Ethan battle a sinister dealer in black-market potions made from tiger parts. Sylvia's maternal instincts kick in even more with the rescue of a tigress and her tiny cub. Despite challenges, threats, and doubts, Sylvia and Ethan forge ahead, falling in love and working against all odds to secure a future for the endangered cats they adore.

Valerie Joan Connors is the Michigan-born daughter of an artist and a musician. In addition to her career as the operations manager for an architecture, engineering, and design firm, she makes time for her true passion, writing. She was the 2013 president of the century-old Atlanta (Georgia) Writer's Club. IN HER KEEPING is her first published novel. Visit her at

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611943306
Publisher: BelleBooks
Publication date: 08/15/2013
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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In Her Keeping 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For me this was an eyeopener as to how endangered animals are treated when they are  no longer attractive to the public. This can be an easy read for the bedtime reader.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story in an excellent writing style. Gives us a handle on the international situation for tigers and their demise.