The minute Jared Hampton spots the half-nude woman struggling for her life in the black depths of the Mississippi River, he knows he is in love. Jared is a Southern gentleman to his soul, and he lives by a strict code of honor. Not hesitating for a moment, Jared dives into the river to rescue his floundering goddess. He vows he will save Jasmine Dubroc, take her home to his aunt’s elegant Natchez mansion, launch her in society, and teach her how to love . . .
JASMINE IN BLOOM
Penniless, betrayed, left to die, Jasmine Dubroc is amazed to find herself rescued by dashing Jared Hampton. She is even more stunned to hear him immediately proclaim her a lady--and the love of his life. Jared insists he will take Jasmine back to Natchez, there to watch her bloom under his gentle, pampered tutelage. Yet Jasmine’s young soul has been scarred by bitter betrayals at the hands of cruel men, and she finds her gallant rescuer a bit too good to be true. She must question Jared’s “sudden” love for her, his marriage proposals, and especially his obsession with honor. Is it true what the rumors say, that madness runs in the Hampton family? What are the dark secrets haunting Jared? And does his honor, his thirst for revenge, really mean more to him than she does? Haunted by inner demons and a villain on the loose, both Jared and Jasmine must overcome their doubts and fears, learn to trust and forgive, and realize that the finest madness of all may be love itself.
MISSISSIPPI MADNESS is a full-length historical romance of approximately 125,000 words, a fun, passionate, and touching adventure filled with unexpected plot twists, dramatic escapades, and heroic rescues.
About the author
Eugenia Riley is the award-winning, bestselling author of dozens of historical, contemporary and time-travel romances, including A TRYST IN TIME, TEMPEST IN TIME, TIMESWEPT BRIDE and EMBERS OF TIME. She has written for publishers including Avon, Bantam, Warner, Harlequin and Dorchester. Ms. Riley's WALTZ IN TIME won her the 1998 HOLT Medallion for Best Book with a Southern Theme. She has received thousands of fan letters on her romance novels, from locations all over the world.