|About the Book|
“SHADOWS ACROSS THE SAND” is a mystery/romance novel set in the luxury desert resort town of Palm Springs, Southern California, in 1963 and 1964.Eighteen year old Nadine Forbes, from a broken home on the wrong side of the tracks in the wealthy town,More“SHADOWS ACROSS THE SAND” is a mystery/romance novel set in the luxury desert resort town of Palm Springs, Southern California, in 1963 and 1964.Eighteen year old Nadine Forbes, from a broken home on the wrong side of the tracks in the wealthy town, has two goals in life. The first is to be able to one day afford to put herself through college and become a successful business woman, and the second is to keep herself pure for the man she hopes to one day meet and marry.Not easy goals to attain with her only income being from her job as waitress at the Springs Coffee Shop, and with the sexual revolution now sweeping the country.Twenty eight year old Roger Lewis, the handsome and divorced owner of the Springs Coffee Shop where Nadine works, is a wealthy entrepreneur from an old money family in Los Angeles. Completely captivated by the lovely and determined Nadine and frustrated by her rejections of his sexual advances, he asks her to marry him.Nadine believes that all of her dreams have come true when, soon after her marriage to Roger, he provides her with the opportunity to go into business for herself. But as she begins to juggle her time between college classes and running her business, her relationship with Roger starts to deteriorate.In her attempts to reconcile with Roger, Nadine uncovers the disturbing and tormenting secret that Rogers family harbors, and as she gradually begins to unravel the mystery, her dream turns into a nightmare. In a desperate bid to save her husbands life, Nadine leaves the warmth and security of her desert home to travel to a snow blizzard ravaged remote area of the San Bernardino mountains where a tragedy is to occur before she and Roger are reunited.