An amateur archeologist, Sydney Deveraux returns home expecting to excavate and start a new business after completing a four-year design education in Barcelona, but her homecoming breaks her heart. She discovers her father left their fifty-year old hacienda severely neglected. Worse, he plans to destroy the homestead. She despises his gift-for her and future intensions. She will fight him or anyone who tries to demolish all tangible threads of her Castilian heritage and a large portion of Southern California’s history.
Matt Addams, chief contractor of Deveraux’s corporation and a relentless widowed father of a six-year-old daughter, tends the fifty-year old relic for Sydney until demolition. His biggest challenge is opposing a temperamental, cosmopolitan and exquisite looking woman who too often tries his patience.
To authenticate her grandfather’s legends she applies every method possible to stop what she believes an atrocity. She endlessly searches for human bones and a fabled gold mine. Experiencing a series of accidents, death threats, greed and eventually a man’s death, Sydney perseveres trying to save her home and her grandfather’s reputation.
Sydney and Matt’s uncontrollable attraction compares to undulating oceanic tides. Always available for her rescue he believes she’s accident-prone. Terrified that marriage will destroy her career she avoids Matt’s intentions. She fears of being a step-mother and avoids commitment. But he always pulls her heart-strings back to him.
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Marilyn Kaye Weimer
Watercolor Artist and Author of four Women’s Contemporary Fiction
Marilyn attended Kansas University and studied commercial art. She completed an Associate of Arts degree in design at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA where she first was introduced to creative writing.
A past member of the Romance Writers of America, she belonged to the San Diego, Riverside, CA and Arizona RWA chapters for five years. Improving both writing and painting skills are her ongoing goals.
Marilyn won two honorable mention awards for a watercolor landscape and colored pencil in the Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art in the 2002 and 2017 membership art exhibit. Her watercolor landscape won first place in the 2010 Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc. People’s Choice Award held in St. Louis, MO. She has juried in numerous Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art exhibits.
Her first book MariKay’s Rainbow, published 2014 is followed by sequels, Rawnie’s Mirage and Flint’s Thunder. She illustrated four covers which include Sydney’s Medallion released 2017. All four books are available through Amazing Things Press; and Amazon.com.
She has taught watercolor classes for twelve years. A present member of St Joseph Writer’s Guild; Borders Crimes Chapter of Sister’s in Crime and Missouri Writers Guild.