Jasmine Beaudine is a beautiful woman—the daughter of an unmarried New Orleans Creole. She learned early how to use her beauty and delicious body to get what she wanted—and she wants William Holt.
William is handsome, rich, and is the most sought after bachelor of Boston’s elite. William tells her she is only his sexual toy and is not the type woman he plans to marry—his woman of choice is a young woman in Wales, whom he is scheming to get shipped to America.
Enraged, and feeling abandoned, Jasmine devises a plan to trap William into marriage.
Elaine Robinson’s roots are deeply rooted in the East Texas farm where she and her brother were born and raised on their grandparents’ farm. She now lives with her husband of 62 years in Baton Rouge, LA. Caring for her WWII veteran husband leaves little time for writing, but when time permits, she puts to paper those stories her grandmother Maggie told of times long ago when the old ones in Welsh villages believed the appearance of the black bird called the Jackdaw was a messenger of good and bad things to come.