Leeland, set in the post-Civil-War years, tells the story of Victoria Anna Templeton, the only daughter of widowed Columbian coffee plantation owner, Gerard Templeton. At sixteen Victoria is sent to Atlanta, Georgia, to become a proper young lady under the instruction of Eleanora Lee at Leeland Acres Plantation. There she becomes the catalyst for a family crisis and her inner strength and compassion help to hold the Lees together. Upon her return to Columbia, Victoria's childhood playmate, Peter Aldona, elicits an emotional conflict for which she is unprepared. Leeland Book II continues with the building relationship between Victoria and the love of her life and the complications of another man's forbidden and passionate love for her. The power of her love brings Leeland to a surprising conclusion, causing some of those around her to declare, "She is a great lady." (2003, paperback, 336 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.