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MAGDALENA, as determined as she is beautiful, shuns a royal court to set out across the Ocean Sea to the end of the known world in search of the man she has loved since childhood–the golden Aaron Torres, heir of a great Andalusian house. He is her lawfully betrothed and she has his father's signet ring to prove it. When she finds him, will he or nil he, she will claim him as her own.
AARON, as Cristobal Colon's Fleet Marshal, has faced down mutinous sailors and survived a religious persecution that ravaged his family. Now, in the Indies, as Governor Colon's personal envoy to the proud Taino Indians, he faces even greater struggles. He fights against "civilized" gentlemen who would enslave a peaceful people and destroy their exotic culture.
But Aaron Torres is about to endure another siege, one in which his deadly sword will hold no sway. Magdalena Valdez is come to PARADISE!
"A historical romance and much, much more...an intriguing, well-researched, multi-dimensional love story. A romance in the grand tradition of Frank Slaughter."
Kathe Robin, ROMANTIC TIMES
"Shirl Henke goes big time with a grand and glorious novel of the swashbuckling New World. I couldn't stop reading!"
"A riveting story about a fascinating period. I highly recommend PARADISE & MORE!"
"Another of Shirl Henke's wonderfully intricate and extremely well-researched tales, PARADISE & MORE is a sumptuous novel!"
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