Disguised as a maid, Lady Penelope Lytton sails to America to escape her abusive guardian with secret plans to meet and marry her childhood sweetheart in order to regain her inheritance.
US marshall Parker Davis is a self-made man who toiled as a boy in the coal mines after losing his father to those same mines. He disdains those with power and wealth, like aristocrats, who suck the life out of laborers for profit. As a special agent for President Grant, his life now revolves around ferretting out secrets. Determined to uncover Penny�s, Parker decides she needs his protection. He offers marriage, but to Penny, Parker is as controlling as her guardian and no better a choice for a husband. She�s intent on keeping her plans.
After discovering Penny is a noblewoman who owns one of the biggest coal mines in England, Parker believes she�s snubbed his offer because he�s common. Despite the temptation Penny stirs, Parker wants nothing to more do with her.
As they work their way toward happily-ever-after, Penny�s guardian tracks her to America. He�s not about to leave his heiress behind, even if it means killing Parker to achieve his goal.
About the Author
As a sales rep for a major manufacturer, she�s traveled extensively throughout the US, so she has a million stored memories to draw from for her stories. She spent her single years in San Francisco and considers that city one of America's treasures, comparable to no other city in the world. Her California Series, starting out with Winter Interlude, are all set in the Bay Area.
Sandy is now an empty nester. She strives to come up with fun characters�people you would love to call friends. And we all know friends have their baggage and when we discover what makes them tick, we come to love them even more. She doesn't skimp on the romance. And because she loves puzzles, she doesn't skimp on intrigue, either. Yet whether romantic suspense or contemporary romance, she always tries to weave a warm love story into her work, while providing enough twists and turns to entertain any reader.
Temptation is the third in a series beginning with a time travel novel with connecting historical romances as well as a couple of contemporary romances. To date, she has published eleven books�four contemporary romances, four romantic mystery/suspense/thrillers, one time travel and two historicals.