Flower of the Winds Author:Dorothy Keddington Cassandra Graves . . . an appealing young artist determined to keep her dreams of romance in a world of harsh realities . . a woman described by her fiance as "impulsive and far too trusting . . ." — Winwood Cottage . . a gray frame house on a forested cliff overlooking the sea. A place of childhood haunts and memories, where Cassandra could "be... more » anything ... dream anything."
Cassandra returns to the cottage mourning the recent death of her grandfather, hoping to find a few weeks of solace in her painting and the sea. Instead, an impulsive walk on a misty Oregon beach results in the discovery of two Russian scientists on the run.
From the moment she meets Nikolai and dark-eyed Seriozha, Cassandra's safe, secure existence is challenged and changed, along with her perception of what love should be. Her decision to help them takes Cassandra on a desperate quest, where her innocence and inexperience are pitted against the dark purposes of the KGB.« less