When Gabrielle “Bree” Valentine awoke in a hospital bed with a newborn baby, she centered herself and rebuilt. Bree didn’t think about her mental breakdown, lost memories, or the features of a stranger emerging daily in the face of the son she is raising alone. Five years later, on a weekend in the Hamptons, a chance encounter with a man unlike any other jars her—bone deep. Daniel Hawthorne Baird II, wealthy, dangerous, British aristocrat, gravitates to Bree like caviar on crustinis. In his relentless obsession with Bree, their lives entwine despite Bree’s resistance. With the unconditional support of friends she calls ‘family’, Bree confronts the most difficult questions of her life. Unearthing the painful mysteries behind: who fathered her child, who the real Daniel Baird is, and the irrepressible desire driving her towards a man destined to be the end of them both.
The Bree Valentine of today is a picture of responsibility. She runs her own furniture design firm and is a devoted mother to her young son. But there was a time when things were different. So tragically different that she somehow can’t bring herself to remember it.
A man haunts the shadows of her mind and she sees him every day in the face of her son. He shattered her mind and body so long ago. And now he’s come back for her soul.
No one ever warns you how fine the line is that separates love from madness. And once you’re there, there’s no way to differentiate the two. They are inextricably tied, synonyms, identical twins, one easily masquerading for the other, cruelly switching places when you desperately want the other. But if it’s real, you accept that and welcome them both because in your heart you know the secret that nobody knows.
Daniel Hawthorne Baird II never played by the rules. Despite his English aristocratic background, he rebelled in the most destructive of ways in his youth. And it caused the one person to ever see into his heart to be lost to him forever.
But when he miraculously finds her again, she has no recollection of the time that they spent together and has a family of her own.
All of the others are of no consequence to him and he cares not who he has ruin to get what he wants. He's going to do everything in his power to possess her once again. Even if he has to burn down the entire world trying.
“What does that make you, then?”
In the Land of Milk and Honey is a story unlike any other. It’s part suspense, part thrilling mystery and part page scorching romance!
With her debut, Nell E.S. Douglas proves herself to be an absolute master at marrying the unpredictable violence of love and hate together in a way that readers will feel in each and every cell. Her characters are finely nuanced and her story is just a little anarchic yet completely unforgettable.
And the result is a wildly addictive ride that you’ll want to experience over and over again…
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