He fought to seek his fortune.
Would he lose a greater treasure: the love he left behind?
As the son of the squire of Grimston Way, aristocrat Rogan Chantry has fought hard to win his independence from Sir Julien Bley and the British South Africa Company. Now, his pursuit of a mysterious deposit of gold, marked on a map willed to him by his murdered uncle, Henry Chantry, is challenged by a new complication: the impending British colonization of South Africa. Can Sir Rogan find the gold in the midst of escalating tensions among the native tribesmen, the missionaries sent to win them, and the new colonists?
Meanwhile, Evy Varley, the woman Rogan loves back in England, is headed for a brave yet dangerous confrontation with Henry’s killer–but at what price? With so much against Rogan and Evy, a reunion seems improbable, if not impossible. Can yesterday’s promise hold them faithful to the hope of future freedom and a victorious love?
“Prepare for adventure, romance, and intrigue in nineteenth-century South Africa. Linda Lee Chaikin has done her homework, exploring the world of diamonds and goldmines in the land that would become Victorian Rhodesia. A page-turner of a story told by a veteran novelist.”
–Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of Thorn in My Heart
“Linda Lee Chaikin never fails to deliver a dynamite story! In Yesterday’s Promise she weaves the complications of love and history into a storyline that is a sheer joy to read. I can’t wait for book three of the East of the Sun series!”
–Diane Noble, award-winning author of Phoebe
“I love, love, love this series by Linda Lee Chaikin! It has everything I’m looking for right now in a good read–memorable characters, intrigue, believable romance, fascinating history. If the third in the series was out, I wouldn’t be writing this...I’d be squirreled away, reading!”
–Lisa Tawn Bergren, best-selling author of Christmas Every Morning