Congrats to Linda Lee Graham on the publication of the third book in her Voices series, Voices Echo! I was privileged to work with Linda on a developmental edit and a copyedit, and this is my favorite book in the series to date! While the two previous books took place in Philadelphia, this one changes pace and takes the reader on a dangerous and exotic journey to 1791 Jamaica. It works well as a stand-alone, and if you like your historical fiction dark, exciting, and romantic, you're gonna love this book! Here's the description:
When Albert Ross sailed to Jamaica months after their wedding, Rhiannon Ross believed he'd abandoned her for the sanctuary of his West Indies plantation and complacent mulatta mistress. Not one to live life in limbo, Rhiannon has followed in a bid to secure the funds necessary to ensure her financial independence and position as his lawful wife, and to quell her growing attraction to her unsuitable American advisor, Liam Brock.
Within weeks of her arrival, she finds the estate's manager has vanished, a slave rebellion brews in neighboring Saint-Domingue, and a bright, young army major is investigating the planters' activities--including her husband's. Evading Albert's attempts to book her passage back to Philadelphia's safe haven, Rhiannon instead endeavors to unravel the intrigues that threaten her husband and their livelihood.
Determined to put the enticing Mrs. Ross out of his mind, Liam Brock accepts his first assignment as an attorney to escort a young heiress to her father's Jamaican estate. Convinced his and Rhiannon's ships have crossed paths, he is stunned to learn Rhiannon is still with her husband, and shocked when he finds her isolated and frightened--a shell of the vibrant woman who still fills his dreams. Torn between his distaste for slavery and his irrational desire to be near Rhiannon, a woman he can never have, Liam decides to stay and soon settles into the island's rhythm.
But beneath the exotic beauty of an island teeming with vitality beats a sinister pulse. As evidence of smuggling and dark magic are uncovered, Rhiannon realizes that not only is her plantation in danger, but the lives of those she holds dearest are at stake. Though she struggles to conceal her feelings for Liam, she cannot bear the thought he's in harm's way because of her. As greed on the island evolves into violence and violence into murder, Liam and Rhiannon find themselves in the middle of a deadly conspiracy. Both will have to decide how far they will go in the name of protecting the other, and how much they will sacrifice to attain a future neither thought possible.
Voices Echo is available now for Kindle on Amazon, and this week it's on sale for the introductory price of 99-cents! Add it to your shelves on Goodreads, and be sure to check out Linda's website, where she posts all kinds of informative articles about life in the 18th century!
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