About the Book
It’s 1795, Sarah Richardson escapes the massacre of her Huguenot family in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, and stumbles upon a little girl wearing a Christmas crown, hiding a diamond the size of a partridge’s egg in her mouth. Sarah escapes the island after committing an unspeakable act, and returns to a life of privilege as mistress of a touted South Carolina rice planation. Years later she is forced to return to Haiti, where she narrowly escapes another onslaught, and pieces together the clues that lead to the recovery of priceless jewelry from the Romanov imperial collection, including the coronation crown of Catherine the Great.
THE SARAH'S SECRET is set in the jungles of Haiti and the historic South Carolina Lowcountry.
Catherine the Great's 1762 coronation crown
About Nancy Rogers
I grew up in West Texas planning to become a classical musician. Little did I know that years later, I would become a freelance writer for about every newspaper and magazine you can think of in the New York Tri-State area, including The New York Times.
Time passed and my husband and I built a house on the grounds of a former rice plantation in present-day Pawleys Island, SC. The first day I happened onto a small cemetery covered in pricker bushes, where I discovered a grave that read: Sacred to the memory of Sarah Richards Vaux 1783-1823. That discovery changed my life.
Soon I had written four novels--three about the Lowcountry and a coming-of-age that takes place during the Kansas Dust Bowl. SARAH'S SECRET is the first of the four to be published, and I am eager to know what you think of it.
I now live in a chic uptown condo in Charlotte, NC, and I hope you are duly impressed. I give plantation tours, cemetery tours and tours of Charlotte's historic First Presbyterian Church, that I'm fortunate enough to be able to walk to. I miss the beach, though. I miss the sawgrass, searching the ground for pottery shards after a rain and most of all, the people.
Everyday Nancy Rogers
Glamorous Photoshopped Nancy Rogers