And Gold Was Ours Author:Rebecca Brandewyne A Golden Legend - Born of love and legend, the house lay deserted in the savage jungle, and some claimed they could hear the angelus bell sounding, summoning... — A Lost Love — In Spain the young Aurora's future was foretold- a long arduous journey, a dark, wild jungle, and a fierce, protective man. Now in the New World, on a plantation haunted by... more » the tale of lost love and hidden gold, the dark-haired beauty wondered if the swordsman and warrior who haunted her dreams truly lived. Could he rescue her from the enemies who sought to destroy her? Together would they be able to overcome the past and conquer the present to find the greatest treasure on this earth, a treasure that is even more precious than gold.« less
Some of the elements of the story were wonderful: the lost splendor of the jungle mansion, the mystical love story, death by sword, army ants attacking, and the hero, Salvador, who is so incredibly endearing, despite his Latin jealousy. Plus, you get to revisit Wolf and Storm of "Love, Cherish Me." I have never heard of a writer doing that in a non-serial work. There are some disturbing events that are nauseatingly awful, but the world isn't rosy. It is a memorable read, and I really love the cover of the first edition the best. Why they changed it, I don't know-- I hope to find another copy of it someday.