In its history, Windswept Plantation has been many things to many people. To the Jamison family, it has been the ancestral home since 1830. To historian Barrett Browning, it is a repository of correspondence, journals, and stories which can lead to publications, promotions, and success in her academic career. To venture capitalist Davis Jamison, all these documents are a pain in the neck, since he must preserve them for history, while guarding his heritage. To Davis’s cousin Lloyd, the papers hold a horrible secret, the revelation of which will ruin them all.
Historian Barrett wants to bare the facts--all of them--to the light of day. Falling in love with the owner of the documents is not in her plans. Davis wants to solve the family mystery while protecting its good name. His cousin’s desperate fixation on hiding secrets and Davis’s intense attraction to Barrett both surprise him.
A secret will out, however, and it’s found in the journal of the first Jamison plantation mistress. Hiding the truth brings Barrett to a difficult choice: success with her career or a life with Davis. Revealing the truth brings Davis to an equally hard decision: ruin the family reputation or risk all to have Barrett forever.
Winner, 2008 Best Romance, Small Press, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards
Winner, Single Title Romance, The Lories Best Published Contest, From The Heart Romance Writers
Winner, Single Title, The Beacon Contest, First Coast Romance Writers
Winner, Long Contemporary, Volusia County Romance Writers, Laurel Wreath Contest
Finalist, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence Contest.
Finalist, National Readers’ Choice Award, Oklahoma Romance Writers of America
TOP FIVE of the 2009 HOLT Medallion Best Southern Theme Category, Virginia Romance Writers.
Finalist, Single Title, Aspen Gold, Heart of Denver Romance Writers
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Published February 12, 2012
by Medallion Press.
Romance, Literature & Fiction.