‘A sensual, passion-packed saga’ – Publishers Weekly The magnificent story of a dynasty. The seething passions of two lovers. And the other woman who threatened to destroy it all. An exquisite woman and an empire without equal… Diana West Anderson. Her strength would heal the bitter wounds of a divided family … her desire would bring happiness to a man who believed love was an illusion … her courage would rebuild an empire undermined by misfortune and sabotage, the Anderson shipping line. Notorious for being a pioneering shipping enterprise, the company is crumbling and Grant Anderson is struggling to manage in the midst of family feuds and illicit affairs. Sacrifice, ambition and loyalty take him on a journey that sees him arrested, stranded on a desert island, torn between two women and dragged into a battle with his own son on the opposition. Stephanie von Roon, cold, calculating and manipulative, is a member of the Prussian nobility. It is she who is Diana’s biggest challenge, a rival in business and in love who will stop at nothing to get what she wants and who makes dangerous enemies of her own... Can Grant ever love Diana the way he loves Stephanie? And who is behind the sabotage of the Anderson ships? From the harbor waters of turn-of-the-century New York to Germany on the eve of World War I, The Rivals is a magnificent saga of passion and betrayal, tragedy and triumph. The story of a daring woman’s love for a dynasty and the rich passions of her heart. Praise for Christopher Nicole ‘A sensual, passion-packed saga’ – Publishers Weekly ‘Sex and violence… fast-paced, entertaining, appealing’ – Library Journal Christopher Nicole is a prolific British writer of over 200 novels and non-fiction books since 1957. Nicole is a long-established author and remarkable storyteller, with a deep personal interest in history and military affairs. He has written under several pseudonyms including Peter Grange, Andrew York, Robin Cade, Mark Logan, Christina Nicholson, Alison York, Leslie Arlen, Robin Nicholson, C.R. Nicholson, Daniel Adams, Simon McKay, Caroline Gray and Alan Savage. He also wrote under the penname Max Marlow co-authoring with his wife, fellow author Diana Bachmann. His previous bestsellers as Christopher Nicole are Ottoman, Moghul and The Eight Banners. Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.