Finalist – Bookseller’s Best Award  Finalist – The Holt Award


In Brenda Jernigan’s  spellbinding novel, a surprise bequest offers three women a fresh start in America, new hope, and the romantic adventure of a lifetime.

Brooke Hammond crossed the Atlantic determined to make a success of the Louisiana plantation she inherited.  Only one obstacle stands in her way–a devilishly charming, infernally arrogant obstacle named Travis Montgomery, co-owner of her estate.  If Travis marries and produces an heir within the year, Moss Grove will be his–unless he marries Brooke.  Seducing Travis and then sending him on his way should be simple, but the searing desire Brooke feels in his presence presents an unexpected complication …

Travis took his father’s dilapidated estate and turned it into a profitable enterprise, and no woman is going to claim it from him.  So begins a contest of wits and will, where temptation and torrid kisses are the weapons of choice, and surrender the ultimate prize.  But for two worthy opponents, winning the battle may mean losing everything that matters.


Romantic Times Magazine – Kathe Robin

“The first book in Seduction series about three women embarking on new lives in America is an action-packed, sensual tale of the Old South akin to classic plantation novels. “The characters reach out of the pages, making a mark on your heart.”  Kathe Robin – RT Magazine

Fresh Fiction – Kay Quintin “Treachery and the excitement of a duel give readers much to keep their interest going. How does Travis handle it when he learns Brooke was a courtesan? Will they discover who and why someone is trying to kill them? I enjoyed reading about their adventures and the different characters who mold their futures. I high recommend this novel. Brenda Jernigan is a very talented author.”

Huntress Book Reviews – Detra Fitch “This story seduced me from the start! Author Brenda Jernigan Scott has created an exceptional tale set during a time in history when such situations could become most volatile. I found this story to be very extraordinary; the heroines of most historical romances are of young, naïve, ladies or widows. This author has dared to go against the grain and has earned my high regards. BARVA! I can hardly wait for the nieces’ stories to be told.”





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