As the Civil War rages, secessionists menace California. The Confederates want the state and they'll stop at nothing to take it.
UTAH TERRITORY, 1860. On a wagon train headed for Xavier's family rancho in the Golden State, Aleksandra makes a dangerous enemy of a gun-running Confederate when she fights her way out of his unwelcome embrace.
After a late-night poker game, Xavier's new friends realize he's heard too much to be allowed to live.
Embroiled in the Confederates' fight to drag the new state from the Union and make it their own, can Aleks and Xavier survive? The secessionists mean business.
The Hills of Gold Unchanging is the second book in the outstanding Long Trails historical fiction series.
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REVIEWERS ARE SAYING:
"A lovely combination of historical accuracy and adventure…[a] beautifully researched and engrossing story." –Shelagh Merlin, NetGalley Reviewer
"the historical research is excellent…well-integrated into the narrative...she makes our country sound like paradise. Which it is." –Deborah Challinor, number one bestselling author and historian
Lizzi Tremayne's Debut Novel in this series was...
Winner 2016 True West Magazine: Best Western Romance,
Winner of the Romance Writers of New Zealand: 2014 Pacific Hearts Award and 2015 Koru Award, and
Finalist 2015 Best Indie Book Award
Author Bio: Lizzi grew up riding wild in the Santa Cruz Mountain redwoods, became an equine veterinarian at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and practiced in the California Pony Express and Gold Country before emigrating to New Zealand. When not writing, she's swinging a rapier or shooting a bow in medieval garb, riding, driving a carriage or playing on her farm, singing, or working as an equine veterinarian or science teacher. She is multiply published and awarded in special interest magazines and veterinary periodicals.
A heartbreakingly handsome Marquis. A waterlogged body in a Siamese river with international adventurer and spy, Calvin Brook’s signet ring on its finger. A summons from the King of Siam – and the voyage east with a beautiful, utterly determined young stowaway, Ankana – Calvin Brook’s hot-headed and devoted daughter. He hates her. She hates him. But on their perilous journey to find Ankana’s father and foil a murderous gang stealing sacred sapphires, an accidental kiss changes everything forever.
Janelle Wagoner kept a lot of secrets for her husband, but the one she tried hardest to protect was her own. She never suspected he knew or that he would choose to reveal it in such a dramatic way.
ow that he's gone, leaving behind her and two children, Janelle is left to pick up the pieces and try to put her life back together before it's too late.
Nathan Harris has only ever loved one woman, despite the fact that she was married to someone else. After learning that she has been hiding something from him, he's faced with a tough decision: With everything at stake, will he walk away from her for good, or will he lay it all on the line to win her back?
The first of a sweeping trilogy, the award-winning author’s frontier love story is “extraordinary . . . [Her] characters spring to life” (Publishers Weekly). Raised in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee in the 1820s, sixteen-year-old Emma Simms dreams of the day she’ll escape her life of poverty to start over in the big city of Knoxville. But when her mother dies, she’s left with no one but her drunk, abusive stepfather, Luke Simms, and her dream abruptly becomes a nightmare. Luke plans to literally sell Emma down the river—to a notorious brothel in Knoxville. River Joe, the mysterious Cherokee-raised frontiersman, knew from the first time he set eyes on the beautiful Emma that he had to have her as his own. And one glimpse of the handsome, buckskin-clad stranger they call the “white Indian” ignites the flame of dangerous desire in Emma’s heart. Their passion could consume them both, but their love may be the one thing that can save Emma from a fate worse than death.
Police Chief Autumn Long is fighting to keep her job in the quiet Alaska town of Shadow Gap when an unexpected string of criminal activity leaves her with a wounded officer, unexplained murders, and even an attack on her own father. Despite her mistrust of outsiders, she turns to Grier Brenner, a newcomer who seems to have the skills and training Autumn needs to face this threat to her community.
Grier is in Alaska for the same reason so many others are--to disappear--when Chief Long enlists his help. He emerges from the shadows and proves his mettle, but his presence in her life could be a deadly trap for them both. If his secret is exposed, all will be lost. And he's not sure even Autumn could save him.
As the stakes rise and the dangers increase, Autumn and Grier must rely on each other to extinguish the deadly threats.
Impoverished Southern belle Joelle Daughtry has a secret. By day she has been helping her sisters in their quest to turn the run-down family plantation into a resort hotel after the close of the Civil War. But by night and under a male pseudonym, she has been penning articles for the local paper in support of the construction of a Negro school. With the Mississippi arm of the Ku Klux Klan gaining power and prestige, Joelle knows she is playing a dangerous game.When childhood enemy and current investor in the Daughtry house renovation Schuyler Beaumont takes over his assassinated father's candidacy for state office, Joelle finds that in order to protect her family and her home, she and Schuyler will have to put aside their longstanding personal conflict and develop a united public front. The trouble is, what do you do when animosity becomes respect--and even love--if you're already engaged to someone else?
A mysterious letter alluding to a secret in her parents' past brings Genevieve Woodward back to her Blue Ridge Mountains hometown, but she's also in need of a break from a high-profile career that has left her dangerously burned out and concealing a powerful secret of her own. When she wakes inside an unfamiliar cottage to find the confused owner staring down at her, she can no longer ignore the fact that she needs help.
Sam Turner has embraced his sorrow and his identity as an outsider. The solitary, disciplined life he lives on his historic farm is the life he's chosen for himself. The last thing he wants is to rent his cottage to a woman as troubled as she is talkative. Yet, he can't force himself to turn her away right when she needs him most.
As Genevieve researches her family's history and her and Sam's emotions deepen, they will have to let go of the facades and loneliness they've clung to and allow light to illuminate every hidden truth.
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