Tender Deceptions

Tender Deceptions
381 Pages
ISBN 1544921179

For all outward purposes, Michelle Grant is a sophisticated, San Francisco, society girl. But beneath her exotic beauty lies a daring spirit that leads her into the dark, perilous streets of Chinatown. Masked as a Chinese man, but named Mei Hwa, she's part of a secret alliance that rescues innocent young girls from the brothel cribs.

Dirk Andrews wants revenge for his brother's death at the hands of Celeste Grant. The woman has made her fortune on coolie trade, opium, and brothal slavery. Going undercover, he works his way into Celeste's confidences. Mei Hwa intrigues Dirk. Why her deception walking the streets as a Chinese man? And why was she so intent on rescuing girls from the brothel cribs? It was dangerous. Especially for a woman. As they work together fighting the slave girl trade their feeling grow, and he professes his love.

One morning Michelle hears a familiar laugh. She glances into the drawing room to find her Aunt Celeste with her arms around Dirk. Had she surrendered her heart to a traitor?

Sherry Roseberry

About Sherry Roseberry (Other Author)

Sherry Roseberry

Born and raised in a small town in Idaho, Sherry Roseberry, wanted to be an actress. From middle school to college her focus was drama. An English teacher said that if they ever wanted to write for magazines like The Readers Digest the articles had to be perfect in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. She admonished the students to take English classes seriously. Roseberry remembers thinking that advice didn’t pertain to her because she was going to be an actress. Little did she know she'd end up being an award-winning writer.

Her drama training hasn’t been wasted, though. She’s been in several community productions and written, acted in, and sold four plays to Eldridge Play Company. Three are still in print. Plus, she has adapted the acting methods she’s learned and has given numerous workshops teaching others the same techniques.

Besides her four plays, Roseberry has published articles, short stories, two historical romantic suspenses, and one contemporary romantic suspense. Now she’s concentrating on writing a mystery series with two elderly sisters sleuths.

But, she still remembers her seventh grade English teacher. She sure wishes she’d paid more attention.