Sedona, Arizona is another destination that Mary
Montague Sikes discovered a few years ago. She was so delighted with this
destination that she has returned there again and again. Because of the
glorious Red Rock country and the history of the Indian tribes, Sedona is the
perfect setting for her novel, Eagle
Rising. In this book, the heroine, Rachael Barker, helps solve the
mysterious disappearance of a popular novelist who is leading a seminar in the
desert community. All the while, she faces danger from those who want to steal
her map that shows the location of a long-lost gold mine. As Rachel struggles
with the loss of her fiancé, she learns how to turn her life in a new direction
and how to accept a new relationship in her life.
Because of Sikes’ fascination with exotic
destinations, her publisher, Oak Tree Books, has created "The Passenger to Paradise” series for her books. Sikes plans future novels,
set in the Bahamas, Sint Maarten, and Guadeloupe.
All will feature adventures she experienced on trips to these islands, and they
will all have happy endings.