by Patricia A. (Portia) Donahue (DAmboise)
Published: January 14, 2013.
The aristocratic Avila-Rojas have pinned high hopes on their haughtily beautiful and talented daughter. But facing ruin, for a large sum they agree to her marriage to an unknown Argentine land-owner. Aboard ship, Claudia falls hopelessly in love with a dashing lieutenant but the worst is yet to come as she faces a brutal fiance,a war-zone, preserving her very life & re-uniting with her true love.