The Lady in the Locket is the first novel of the Legacy trilogy. American privateer Richard Tetrault arrives in March 1814 at his family’s plantation on the Rappahannock River in Virginia to find his home in ashes, a sister dead, and his mother kidnapped. A vision of his deceased father accosts him in the midst of that smoking disaster. Yet this is only the beginning of a journey to an understanding of the deadly legacy that threatens everything he is or ever could be. In his search for survivors, the privateer infuses rebellious planter’s daughter Tara Kendall with an intense passion that throws her head-on into the privateer’s dilemma. As this epic story of a man, a woman, and a country at war unfolds, the arrival of the privateer brings to light blackmail that threatens Burton Kendall’s brazen plantation home high above the Rappahannock. He, too, will feel the heat of the priv ...