by Kat Martin
March 21, 2016
Available in: e-Book (reprint)
Originally published September 1988 by Pageant and July 2011 by Vanguard Press in mass market paperback.
Mandy Ashton fled a stifling frontier existence for the glittering social whirl of Sacramento City, California’s state capitol. Masquerading as her rebellious cousin, Julia, she journeys with rugged frontiersman, Travis Langley, a white man raised by the Cheyenne, a man called Hawk who is trying to make peace with his dual heritage. The last thing Hawk needs is a job chaperoning the governor’s spoiled daughter. But the girl is spirited, captivating, and irresistibly sensuous. By journey’s end, Mandy and Hawk have become helpless prisoners of a passion that nothing can kill—except, perhaps, the secret of her identity that Mandy has kept through the arduous days and passionate nights of their long, magnificent passage.
Twenty five years ago I started my first novel, Magnificent Passage. In those days, the hero was all-man and the heroine was pretty much at his mercy. Though male, female roles have changed since Magnificent Passage was published in 1988, I hope you have fun reading Hawk and Mandy’s story. Having come from a family that included a grandmother who was a rodeo cowgirl in 1916, a father who was a PRCA team roper, and an uncle who was a famous rodeo bullfighter, choosing a Western setting for my first novel was a perfect fit.
I hope you enjoy the oldie-but-goodie that began my writing career, and that you’ll look for other of the more than sixty Historical and Romantic Suspense novels I have written over the years.
Till next time, wish you all the best and happy reading,
New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. She is married to L.J. Martin, author of western, non-fiction, and suspense novels. Kat has written more than sixty-five novels. Sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries, including Japan, France, Germany, Argentina, Greece, China, Russia, and Spain. Born in Bakersfield, California, Kat currently resides in Missoula, Montana, on a small ranch in the beautiful Sapphire mountains. Her last 12 books have hit the prestigious New York Times bestseller list. INTO THE FURY and INTO THE WHIRLWIND her most recent releases, both took top ten spots.