The ward of a fanatical preacher, Jade Morgan is desperate for freedom. When a shiftless gambler befriends her and stands wrongly accused of taking her innocence, she weds him, demanding a divorce when they arrive in Weaverville, California, where a job awaits her. Rand Hollilday attempts to prepare Jade for a life of independence during their journey. As her spirit blossoms, so does her passionate nature, and desire flares between them. Jade and Rand are reluctant to part company when the time arrives, but with the revelation of Jade’s mysterious past, they confront a problem that only love can conquer…
“California Gold Country Love and Mystery”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Jeffrey W Negus
Trail of Deceptions is an excellent rewrite of Beverly Mendenhall’s first book. I loved how she mixed historical events in the California Gold Country, where she resides, into her well told story. I love her character development, her ability to “paint” a scene so I can experience it along with the characters, and how well the book keeps you guessing until the very end.
About the Author
A history major in college, Beverly Mendenhall taught school for eighteen years before retiring to do what she loves best; To write historical romance novels.