SHE HAD NEVER LEFT HER VILLAGE
The day Nora Nicholson sets foot on board the frigate, the Dolphin bound for West Africa, she steps into a new world. Unmarried at 26, she has no choice but to follow her brother Edward. How could she guess what would happen? She finds work illustrating birds for the naturalist and ship's surgeon, John Sharples. She forms an unlikely friendship with flamboyant Senhora Morena. And she meets Hugh Beaumont, naturalist and explorer, late of the 95th Rifles.
HE COULD NOT WAIT TO LEAVE RESPONSIBILITIES BEHIND HIM
Through the long years of the War, he had led men into battle. Many never returned. Now he has a chance to pursue his dream of exploring the West African rivers and forests. But he can’t walk away from problems, whether it’s bringing criminals to justice or protecting a young lady who needs help. When love enters the picture, can he find a way to have it all?
NEW WORLDS CALL FOR NEW WAYS OF LIVING
After a terrible accident, Nora must fend for herself. Perhaps she is stronger than she has been taught–perhaps she can choose her own destiny. Hugh believes old values are holding back progress. He is ready to defy his family to claim his heart’s desire–if only he can master himself.