Welcome to Book 14 in the Bandit Creek series, a historical book titled Always A Lady by Victoria Chatham!
Sheriff Wilson seems to be keeping a watchful eye on her. Why? Douglas King, the mine manager, treats her as if she is already a widow. What does he know? The bank manager refuses her request for access to Randolph’s account. With no husband and no money, what is a girl to do?
Serena has an unsuspected and quite shocking talent. She can belly dance. With the help of two enterprising local ladies, Serena prepares for a public performance. But when the news leaks out, she finds the only venue she can secure is in the Men’s Club owned by King. Like it or not, she has no option but to ask him regardless of what terms he may insist on. Billed as Ayesha, Oriental Dancer Extraordinaire, she prepares for her show which she hopes will make enough money for her to stay in Bandit Creek until Randolph is found.
The whole town, as well as a train full of people from nearby Missoula, turns out for her performance. The Club is packed. But who is in the crowd, watching? Will King insist on exacting his fees? And will Serena be reunited with the husband she loves?
Read Carla Roma’s interview with Victoria Chatham or an excerpt from Always A Lady or buy the book. And be sure to stop by for the Facebook release party where you’ll have a chance to win some terrific prizes.
On the first and fifteenth of the month, check back for more new Bandit Creek books. There’s something at Bandit Creek for everybody!
Stay tuned for my upcoming Bandit Creek releases. BABY FEVER, part of the Fool’s Gold anthology, is scheduled for release on April 1, 2012. And WEDDING FEVER, the follow up story, will be out on July 15, 2012.