Available April 2014
Pre-orders will be available soon on Amazon and Harlequin.com.
Wings of Destiny
Read Foreword Magazine's review of Catherine's upcoming novel below
“…there is no past, no future, only the present…the now…all living things are connected. All is one.”
The latest offering by author Lanigan connects the lives of six generations to weave a tale of epic proportions. Wings of Destiny spans the centuries with timeless themes of prejudice, revenge, determination and love.
The tale opens in 1906 San Francisco with ninety-one-year old Jefferson Duke asking his young friend, Barbara Mansfield Kendrick, to read his mother’s journal, otherwise known as “The Rachel Papers”. Duke warns Barbara that she won’t like what she reads, particularly the information she’ll learn about her father’s murder. The story then rushes back to Montego Bay, Jamaica in 1774. Nine year old Yuala, a slave of the Duke family “sees” an apparition of Barbara with a message from the future. The ghostlike Barbara places a tiny white infant at the feet of young Yuala, explaining that the child is Rachel, Yuala’s future daughter. The image of Barbara goes on to reveal herself as Yuala’s future great-great granddaughter.
In the chapters to follow, the story ripples outward to include a panorama of prostitution, opium dealers, and political corruption…masterfully intertwined and set against a backdrop of forbidden love in pre-earthquake San Francisco. Readers are introduced to the Su Family, Chinese immigrants who seek revenge against the Duke family for the death of their patriarch. As Barbara continues her journey through the papers, she discovers the startling truth about her closest friend, Jefferson, and her own racial heritage.
The saga unfolds with increasing velocity and culminates with a desperate race to save Jefferson from death at the hands of the Su family. In a fascinating bit of irony, members of the Su family are rescued from the wrath of their own kinsman. In the final reel, the story erupts in one of the greatest cataclysms of modern times, the San Francisco earthquake.
Lanigan has written numerous romance novels and is the bestselling author of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile.
Billionaire's Love Suite
Chosen for Amazon's Summer Reading Store
He owned a chain of the most luxurious hotels in the world. For Justin Yates, women were a weekend affair until he met gorgeous Shana Jackson, his fiery Operations Director. Billionaire's Love Suite is a sexy story about the search for true love.
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Try these recipes at home
If there's anything Catherine loves as much as writing, it's cooking. On her recipes page, she posts some of her all-time favorite dishes—and shares them with you! Find holiday treats, homemade staples, family traditions and more.
Featured recipes: Christmas Chocolate Tea Cakes, Bishop's Bread, and Valentine Cut Out Sugar Cookies
Read Catherine's latest story "My Indiana Hometown Christmas Memories" published in The Beach Coast magazine December. 4
Catherine recently spoke about her book "Angel Tales" in an indepth interview for TalktoTara.com. Listen to the podcast here and be sure to check out Catherine's other interviews in the News section .