Raven McCord Author:Emily Austin Her Tortured Heart — Raven McCord's Texas family was poor, mostly because of her father's reckless gambling and drinking. This embarrassing homelife was unbearable to beautiful Raven, and she dreamed of wealth, and vowed to seek it. More upsetting to Raven was her love for her childhood sweetheart and fiance, artist Mark Bennet. Mark broke off... more » their marriage plans for a reason that to Raven seemed paltry.
She was enraged and hurt, and to ease her deep frustrations, Raven dried her tears in the arms of the nearest man. Soon, she was forced to leave her home in disgrace, and was swept down a stormy path through scandal, danger, and heartbreak.
But through it all, she knew the only thing that could bring happiness to her tortured heart was Mark's love - a love that was not hers....« less