From USA Today bestselling author Glynnis Campbell... A notorious Scottish rake becomes an unwitting stowaway on a ship bound for America, until a spirited young botanist restores his reputation, and he becomes the only one who can save her from a twisted fate.
Amateur botanist Charlotte de Ware couldn't be more excited about sailing with her orchid collection from Scotland to New York to visit kin for Christmas. When she stumbles upon a dashing stowaway on the ship, she refuses to let the captain throw him overboard. But she soon questions her charity when she learns that the stowaway surgeon is a notorious rake. Travis Jameson never meant to go to America. But his controversial medical studies have made him a dangerous target, and his friends spirit him aboard a packet ship for his own safety. He finds adventure on the ship and love in the charming yet unattainable lass who comes to his aid. But when they reach their destination and must part ways, a terrible secret and a twist of fate reverses their fortunes, and it's up to the tarnished scoundrel to save the desperate young miss.
Prequel novella for California Legends
These are chronicles of the Old West--of the native people who lived on the land for generations and the pioneers who came from all over the world in search of riches...the struggle to survive in a land without laws...the strange bedfellows that resulted from the clash of cultures...and the common language of the heart that spoke of a love more precious than gold.
Length: 29,000 words = pages
Rating: R-rated for passionate passages
In This Series
1810 - THE STOWAWAY (a novella)
1851 - NATIVE GOLD
1875 - NATIVE WOLF
1875 - NATIVE HAWK
Key Themes: Regency historical romance, Scottish characters, ocean voyage, immigrating to America, 19th century, doctor hero, orchids, seafaring stories, 1800s ship, medical history, botany, indentured servant, Scottish terrier, Edinburgh, New York, stories with dogs, rakes, scoundrels, stories with humor
About the Author
GLYNNIS CAMPBELL is a USA Today bestselling author of swashbuckling medieval action-adventure romances, mostly set in Scotland, with twenty books published in six languages. Glynnis once rocked in an all-girl band called The Pinups on CBS Records, did voiceovers for the MTV animated series, The Maxx, Diablo and Starcraft videogames, and Star Wars audio adventures, and is married to a rock star. She loves to transport readers to a place where the bold heroes have endearing flaws, the women are stronger than they look, the land is lush and untamed, and chivalry is alive and well!