Beyond Sunrise by Candice Proctor

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Can life ever be a real adventure without falling in love?

Ever since she can remember, India McKnight has craved adventure, dreaming of lands past the horizon. Following her calling, she becomes a travel writer, a vocation that takes her far and wide. All the while, she vows never to risk her freedom by falling in love. But when she sails to the exotic and unknown regions of the South Pacific, a rugged man brave enough to be her guide just may be the one who can lay claim to her heart.

Having turned his back on the “civilized” world long ago, Jack Ryder has been living in seclusion, hiding from the pain and betrayal buried in his past. When the beautiful, hotheaded Scotswoman arrives at his hut looking for a guide, he agrees to take her to the island of Takaku—despite the challenge—just to prove that her stubborn theories about native life are wrong. But when their journey turns dangerous, their fates become forever entwined. Forced to rely on each other for their very survival, they soon discover that passion and even deeper peril await them . . . just beyond the sunrise.

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About Candice Proctor

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Candice Proctor received a B. A. in classics and an M. A. and Ph.D in history. She taught history at the University of Idaho and Midwestern State University in Texas. She also worked as an archaeologist on a variety of sites including a Hudson's Bay Company Fort in San Juan Island, a Cherokee village in Tennessee, a prehistoric kill site in Victoria, Australia, and a Roman cemetery and medieval manor house in Winchester, England. She spent many years as a partner in an international business consulting firm. She writes novels under the names Candice Proctor, C. S. Harris, and C. S. Graham. She writes the Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery Ser. under the name C. S. Harris. She is also the author of a nonfiction historical study of the French Revolution.
Published December 18, 2007 by Ballantine Books. 433 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Erotica. Fiction

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Balmy sea breezes and the exotic flora of the South Pacific islands set the stage for romance in Proctor's (Midnight Confessions, etc.) sensuous Victorian-era adventure, but priggish India McKnight and foul-mouthed Jack Ryder are unlikely candidates for Cupid's arrows.

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Both are gradually developed into complex characters that make the story more interesting, especially late in the book.

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