Thrust back to feudal Japan, martial arts expert Aiyana Amari’s most challenging battle is the choice to either stay in the past, or return home, leaving the love of her life behind.
To save her family’s dojo and keep her father’s legacy alive, Aiyana Amari travels to Japan to compete in the Meiji martial arts tournament. But on the eve of the competition, Aiyana is thrust back to 1853 into the life of a geisha.
Captain Derek Blackburn, a sailor for the Dutch, returns to Japan to avenge his brother’s murder and secretly plans to assassinate the one ultimately responsible–Shogun Ieyoshi.
Like the two stars celebrated in the Tanabata Festival, Aiyana and Derek meet on the seventh day of the seventh month. Their wills clash. Aiyana is desperate to get home, but Derek needs her for his scheme of revenge. After falling in love a decision tougher than a sparring match must be made. Will Aiyana return home or stay with her one true love in the past?
Prior to writing, Judy was a professional figure skater and toured with the International Holiday on Ice Revue. After graduating from college she became a medical laboratory technologist and works in pathology. Her current focus is to create stories with interesting plots and characters she hopes readers will enjoy.
Judy loves spending time with her family in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
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