Sandra Chastain’s vividly realized characters transcend time, in a scorching story of romance, destiny, and transporting pleasure.
In the library of her overprotective father, Carolina Evans is enchanted by an antique journal—written by another Carolina who disappeared at sea long ago—about a magnificent galleon christened The Scarlet Butterfly. When she reads in the newspaper that a reclusive millionaire has resurrected the nineteenth-century ship from the bottom of St. Mary’s River, the sheltered blonde leaves her troubles behind in Texas and heads for the Georgia coast. But has Carolina been drawn to the water’s edge by the spirit of adventure . . . or by a supernatural passion calling out from another age?
After the tragic death of his sister, Sean Rogan dissolved his family’s corporation, turned his back on the world, and closed his heart. He never expected to fall for a woman like Carolina, who inexplicably wakes up in his bed. How has she managed to stow away on his ship? Her explanation—that a pirate’s ghost carried her aboard—makes no sense. As they dive for answers in The Scarlet Butterfly’s haunted past, what they find is a timeless love as powerful as the tides.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Taking Shots, Along Came Trouble, and Hell on Wheels.
About Sandra Chastain
As a child I made up fantasy lives for my paper dolls, never knowing that I would use these same creative skills later as a writer. I only knew that I became those dolls and lived their lives. Later came amateur stage shows for the neighborhood children to perform, my first Nancy Drew mystery, a one-act play, and finally a musical performed by high school students on an auditorium stage. From the Indian tepee that Santa brought when I was a ten-year-old, to the living room I've recently converted into my office, I'm still stretching the boundaries of my imagination.
After twenty years of working together, my husband and I sold our small-animal veterinary practice. Now he consults and practices part-time while I write full-time. Our three daughters are married, and we have grandchildren who always want Gran to tell them a story. And Gran always complies.
I wouldn't change a thing about my life, for my family is a living expression of the love I write about. When I create a romance for you, I'm telling stories of love and commitment, and I can't tell you how much pleasure I get from writing about happily ever after. --Sandra Chastain