by Janis Susan May
Publisher: Sefkhat-Awbi Books
"SHADOWED LEGACY has it all - romance, mystery, conflicting emotions, great threatening atmosphere and a feisty heroine who can rise above all her tribulations. A splendid read - just be sure you start reading early, because you won't want to put it down." Ruth Adams - TBC Reviews
Surviving by singing in the saloons of the remote Western silver camps, orphaned and fiercely independent Genevieve Bonneau is startled when the grandfather she has never met sends cynical, handsome Jonathan Eversleigh to bring her home to his Louisiana plantation, Maison des Ombres.
Genevieve’s hope of finally having a family is soon dashed. Once there, Genevieve’s reception is mixed; her imperious and cranky grandfather does not like her and her aunt positively hates her, but her cousin Charlotte deMarchand and remote relation Sebastien Thierry are welcoming.
Genevieve quickly learns that she has not been brought to Ombres as a welcomed prodigal. Broken-hearted, she desires nothing more than to leave, but strange attacks against her cousin Charlotte make that impossible, almost as impossible as leaving the enigmatic Jonathan Eversleigh. When the attempts on Charlotte’s life come to a climax, Genevieve realizes that all things are not as they seem, nor even as she might dream them, and that if she is to survive she must trust someone.