Some secrets are simply a nuisance, like an old boyfriend or girlfriend you are trying to forget. Some are embarrassing, like a mouse running through your kitchen on Thanksgiving Day in front of the whole family. Others are like a hand grenade in your toilet; eventually they just blow the lid off!

What would you do if you found out you inherited a castle in England? What if you were promised a million dollars to visit, if only for a week? Is it worth leaving the comfortable life you have now? Is it worth your very life itself?

Mika Cosgrove is an American school teacher, but also the heir of Moinster castle in northern England. Mika is caught in a life-changing adventure through a foreign land, thrust into the role of proprietor and perpetuator of his family name and grandest possession. His youthfulness and pride are at once his greatest virtue, as well as his costliest vice. His only salvation may lie with a local newspaper reporter with whom he has fallen in love. Have his actions really resulted in destroying his family legacy? Can he manage to preserve the dignity of his family name, as well as his own life?

Moinster doesn't pay taxes and isn't under the authority of the Queen. A four hundred and fifty year old secret lies at the heart of the ninety-two hundred acre estate, a secret that draws in the Royal Crown of England and the president of Germany. Who really owns Moinster, and what will it cost them to keep it?


The American Heir
also available at the following retailers on January 3, 2011