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Jamaican Sunset by Linda Chaikin

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1700s – Jamaica

Publicly betrothed to Baret Buckington, her handsome sea captain, Emerald Harwick can scarcely contain her joy. She will manage her plantation’s Great House on Jamaica until his return from sailing with buccaneer Henry Morgan, and then they will marry. Meanwhile, she will begin a singing school and translate the African slave chants God’s songs of redemption.

But then problems out of the past put in an unexpected appearance. Emerald is abducted and finds herself on an unscheduled sea voyage. That long-ago stolen treasure from the Prince Philip comes into play once more. Baret hopes to free his imprisoned father and unearth the treasure.

But Baret’s enemy—pirate Rafael Levasseur—emerges as a final threat to Emerald’s cherished hopes. Can the God in whom she trusts indeed cause all things to work together for good?

The Pirate and His Lady by Linda Chaikin

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1700s – Jamaica

Warm, tropical Jamaica—a hotbed of piracy, violence, and spiritual conflict. Emerald Harwick is caught amidst each.

Her fiance, Captain Baret “Foxworth” Buckington, defies the laws of the Jamaican Council and sails with notorious arch pirate Henry Morgan, hoping to find his imprisoned father among the Spanish dons.

Her marriage delayed, Jamaican law forces Emerald to also put her heart’s desire on hold: teaching Christianity to the African slaves. She fights disappointment and seeks an end to the spiritual conflict with her culture.

Emerald is caught in a web of disillusionment, anger, and fear. As Spanish sympathizers gain the ear of the king, she must face a most frightening possibility: If caught, Baret will be arrested and hanged at Execution Dock.

Port Royal by Linda Chaikin

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1700s – Jamaica

As the Caribbean Sea teems with piracy and privateering, Captain Baret “Foxworth” Buckington searches for his father. Though declared legally dead, Baret is certain his father is alive, perhaps being held prisoner. Willing to jeopardize his title, his inheritance, and his life in order to find his father, he sets sail and swears vengeance upon Spain.

Amidst the slavery, brutality, and cruel gossip on a Jamican Sugar estate, Miss Emerald Harwick seeks an escape. Rejected by her father’s wealthy family, Emerald is constantly reminded of her deceased mother’s notorious reputation and her father’s escapades on the high seas. Only two things keep her going—working in the Christian Singing School and her plans to secretly marry an indentured servant. In desperation, they plan to leave Jamaica. But Emerald’s father has other plans!

As their paths intertwine, Emerald and Baret set out on a journey filled with danger, intrigue, and romance.

Under Eastern Skies by Linda Chaikin

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1799 – India

In the Exotic Setting of the Jungle Frontier,
Betrayal and Love Lie Just Beneath the Surface.

DISSENT AMONG the powerful Kendall Dynasty is threatening to erupt over Coral Kendall’s determination to begin a school for India’s forgotten children, the Untouchables. Lurking ominously in the background is Sir Hugo Roxbury, the influential and unrelenting ambassador of the East India Company, who is just as determined that Coral not succeed.

Two very different men wait in the shadows: the adventurous Major Jace Buckley, whose knowledge of India’s underworld could be the key to finding Coral’s adopted son; and the handsome Dr. Ethan Boswell, who has offered Coral a safe and secure escape from the turmoil of her heart.
Coral must choose whom to trust—and the decision will determine the course of her future.

Silk by Linka Chaikin

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1793 – India

Two Worlds Clash as a Young English Heiress and an Orphaned Boy, an “Untouchable,” Become Inextricably Entwined.

Coral Kendall is an heiress to the Kingscote Silk Plantation in northern India in the last decade of the 1700s. Breaching cultural boundaries and shunning the scorn of her wealthy English family, she adopts an young orphaned boy, an “Untouchable” from the bottom of the Hindu cast system, and brings him into her home. Despite their contrasting cultures and backgrounds, the bond of love that develops between them is that of a mother and son. But tragedy strikes when the boy is abducted.

Was there a reason to believe that Gem has not perished?
Was the boy’s true identity what she had been led to believe?
How could she discover the truth?

One man—the bold and handsome, British Major Jace Buckley, who desires freedom from the military to start his own tea plantation in Darjeeling—may hold the key to Gem’s disappearance. Can she gain the Major’s help in discovering the truth and win the struggle for the illusive adventurer’s heart?

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