Stepping Across the Desert
Sometimes terrible circumstances in life lead to one's destiny. More
Sold into slavery at seventeen, Rowena Brayemore has worked for five years as simply Fatia. She sees no hope of ever escaping her situation until one fateful evening when she is given away to an Englishman, Christophe Sutton. A staunch abolitionist, Sutton takes her to Spanish Melilla to set her free but soon finds himself falling for her. Rowena disappears without a word before he has the chance to tell her.
Back in England, Rowena finds she cannot not scrub the past clean. Her experiences have marked her to be forever different from the other London girls. In order to keep her reputation and save her future, Rowena must not only hide her past but also find a way to fit into society. In the midst of solving her problem, a surprise reunion with Sutton threatens everything.
As rumors, lies and prejudice threaten to run her out of England, Rowena must decide what is more important: being accepted by society through a lie, or embracing her past and the love that Christophe wishes to offer her.
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