It’s here! The third book based on The Golden Legacy is live today!
Several months ago a few authors got together and decided to create a series of books based on the same premise. The books could be set in any time period and could be any genre, but while they are released in a specific order, they don’t have to be read that way. So what makes them a series? They all o revolve around one basic principle:
THE GOLDEN LEGACY
In the early 1700s, a pirate brigantine attacked a merchant ship, The Golden Fleece, in the Caribbean. Although smaller, the merchant ship bested the pirate craft that contained a treasure trove of gold and jewels. A dying pirate claimed the Incas had cursed anyone who misused the treasure, hence the reason the merchant crew was victorious. The treasure would also bless anyone who used it for good. The greedy merchant captain, James Carlson, was killed during the battle, but his eighteen-year-old daughter, Sarah, survived in her cabin. Mindful of the curse and to thank God for their salvation, she asked the crew members to split the treasure equally, but to make a binding pledge that they would keep only twenty percent for their own use, and give ten percent to help others. With the rest, each was to buy something of great value that could be passed down to their descendants, with the curse passing onto anyone who broke the line and used it selfishly. If used selfishly, the treasure would be lost, but reappear in some form after skipping a generation. Every three weeks a new book will tell you what happens to other Golden Legacy descendants.
I started the series with the Historical Romance, Twist of Fate A few weeks later, Nancy Radke released The Prisoner Returns . Today, the third book, Rebecca York’s Race for the Gold joins the series.
Race For The Gold, The Golden Legacy, Rebecca York
Matthew Connor has three big problems. As his horse farm fell on hard times in Depression-era Maryland, his wife left him for another man, abandoning their five-year-old daughter, Jenny. Now he suspects someone is trying to sabotage his business. When Hannah Henry snatches Jenny from the path of a speeding car, Matt is sure fate has intervened and hires Hannah as the girl’s nanny. As he watches them bond, he falls for the young woman who is giving his daughter a renewed sense of security. Yet he’s reluctant to risk his heart again. When Hannah comes into money from the Golden Legacy, she tries to find a way to banish his financial worries without wounding the pride of the man she loves. But will the saboteur succeed before Matt realizes that Hannah’s heart is the only treasure that matters.
“Jenny, get back.” he shouted, hearing the terror in his own voice as he hurtled down the steps. He could have been a drowning man with his life flashing before his eyes. Only he was seeing moments with his daughter, from the tender to the terrible, like when Darlene had driven away with her lover.
Instead of getting out of the truck’s way, Jenny stopped in her tracks, and he knew the vehicle was too close for him to reach her first.
Still, Matt kept running, fear focusing his vision. Just before the truck reached the small figure, a young woman with a braid flying behind her dashed into the path of the speeding vehicle. Without a thought to her own safety, she snatched Jenny up and flung the two of them away from disaster.
Moving too fast to stop, she crashed into a parked wagon, still holding Jenny, curling her body around the little girl to protect her from the impact with the stationary object.
From the corner of his vision, Matt saw the Ford speed away. He couldn’t tell much about the driver. The man wore a hat pulled low, partially hiding his face.
Could the idiot really not have seen the child in his path? Or had he deliberately tried to mow her down?
The speculation was beside the point as he turned to the young woman and the girl.
Struggling to catch his breath, he gasped out, “Are you all right?”
The woman and Jenny both looked up at him. Jenny seemed confused as though she didn’t understand what had almost happened.
The woman appeared shaken to her core as she acknowledged her brush with death.
“Yes, sir.” she wheezed, a runner catching her breath after a sprint.
Jenny started to cry. He scooped her up, sat down on the steps and rocked her in his arms. As he comforted her, he saw she was still holding Emeline.
Looking up over his daughter’s head, he focused on the young woman a few feet away.
“You could have gotten killed,” he breathed.
“I just saw the car and the little girl. I had to try and save her.”
She started to shake.
She collapsed onto the step near him. By degrees, he saw her nerves settling.
She straightened, looking embarrassed to have reacted so strongly. He wanted to put a reassuring hand on her arm, but it wouldn’t be proper to touch a woman he didn’t know.
“You saved my daughter,” he murmured. “How can I ever repay you?”
She swallowed hard. As he watched, her expression took on a look of determination—and hope.
“I was coming here to look at the notice board—looking for a job. Do you know of anyone who needs help?”
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Look for the next book coming out in July!