Dirk Andrews is out for revenge. His younger brother died at the hands of Celeste Grant, and he means to make her pay. He's found that the woman has made her fortune on coolie trade, opium, and brothel slavery. Going undercover, he works his way into Celeste's confidences.
From the first time Dirk met her, Mei Hwa intrigued him. Why her deception? Why walk the streets at night dressed as a Chinese man? And why was she so intent on rescuing girls from the brothel cribs? It was dangerous work, and not fit for a woman. As Mei Hwa and Dirk work together fighting the slave girl trade, their feelings for each other grow. And he professes his love.
One morning Michelle hears a familiar laugh. With trepidation she glances into the drawing room to find her Aunt Celeste with her arms around Dirk. How could he? How could he hold that woman? Had she surrendered her heart to a traitor?
About the Author
Roseberry remembers thinking that advice didn't pertain to her because she wasn't going to be a writer. She was going to be an actress. From middle school to collage her focus was drama. Little did she know she would end up writing.
Her drama training hasn't been wasted, though. She's been in several community productions, and written, acted in, and later sold plays to Eldridge Play Company. Three are still in print. She has adapted the acting methods she's learned to accentuate her writing, and has given numerous workshops teaching others the same techniques.
But, she still remembers her seventh grade English teacher. She wishes she'd paid more attention.
If she isn't thinking through the next plot twist, she's probably involved with her friends or family.