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Cathryn Blankenship Eversleigh suffered greatly in England. Returning home to Charles Town widowed and with child, she seeks safe haven from the heartache she left behind. She quickly finds that much has changed since her departure. Now she is caught in the midst of the rebellion against the Crown. Jake Pennington is determined to convince Cathryn to return to England. Rekindling the flames of their love, Jake promises Cathryn he will return for her. Only now the tide of war has shifted and Cathryn lives in constant danger. Can Jake keep his promise to Cathryn before it's too late?

The first release in my TIDE OF CHARLESTON series THE JUDAS KISS!

The Judas Kiss

Cathryn Blankenship has no desire for a season in London! Why on earth would her father want her to leave her home in Charles Town? Upon Cathryn'es steadfast refusal, Governor Blankenship is forced to assign a young lieutenant to watch over Cathryn on the journey and ensure his daughter's appearance in London. Cathryn finds Lieutenant Jake Pennington the most aggravating, maddening man she has ever met...a man Cathryn soon admits she is in no hurry to see leave. But fate has other plans for her in a world she is ill prepared to enter. She descends into a place where love and betrayal go hand and hand, where greed and treachery are second nature, but moreover the threat her father believes he has sent her from is awaiting her arrival. When fate tears her apart from her Lieutenant, Cathryn finds herself desolate and alone. Soon Cathryn makes fateful decisions that will eventually send her back to her home where she will have to fight for her life. And the only one that can save her is the one she believes deserted her.

Enjoy the picture of Charleston I took while in Charleston this summer. Most of these are from Drayton Plantation outside of Charleston. I took these because when I began to write this series, I needed inspiration. Drayton Plantation was perfect. After visiting, I became more excited that I used the plantation as my inspiration. Of course, my plantation, Elm Bluff, is purely fiction and has no basis or connection to the real Drayton Plantation. After you see these pictures, I hope you can visualize in your mind as I did mine the place it once was.

Author Jerri Hines