Southern Rapture Author:Jennifer Blake Lettie Mason, a reserved Yankee schoolteacher possesses a fierce determination that belies her limpid beauty. And when her brother, Henry, is murdered under mysterious circumstances in Louisiana, she ignores the danger and goes south to uncover the truth. — She rents a room at Splendora, the plantation home of Ransome "Ranny" Tyler, a former conf... more »ederate officer whose tragic head injury has left him with the mind of a child. During the day she gives lessons to Ranny, uncontrollably drawn to his gentle innocence.
A chief suspect in her brother's murder is the elusive "Thorn", a legendary master of disguises. When he steals into Lennie's bedroom one night and ravishes her, she is overwhelmed by a passion she would be ashamed to admit. She arranges for his capture...never realizing that Ranny and the "Thorn" are one and the same. ....« less