Riding to Jerusalem (Hodder Moa Beckett) 1996

When Clarissa Payne marries Squire Wheatcroft in 1872 a chain of events is set in motion that will bring notoriety to their remote English village and dramatically alter the destiny of all its inhabitants. The people of Cotsfield, reacting to the strange new ways of their Squire, find themselves at the centre of a crisis that will see a murder, a sensational trial and an unexpected twist in a love affair… A story of the search for the New Jerusalem that will take ordinary people to extraordinary places.

‘Impressive… Sandys knows where she is going and the reader rides along unswervingly with her… A hopeful tale, easy to read.’ Catharina van Bohemen.  Quote Unquote 

‘Adds to an impressive literary output… Sandys obvious affection for her characters and her tale is endearing… There is no sentimentality in her portrayal.’ Jenny Jones. NZ Herald