“Complete with a romantic subplot, DANGEROUS DECEPTIONS is a strong historical tale that brings the Jamestown Virginia Colony to life through the eyes of the determined heroine Catherine, who manages to travel to the New World in search of her betrothed. Breathtaking suspense follows as Catherine tries to unravel the various mysterious happenings between her husband and the Powhatan Indians. Readers will relish this in-depth look at how the first English colonists struggled to survive in Jamestown, circa 1617-1619.” —Harriet Klausner.
Desperate to escape a marriage arranged by her aristocratic London guardians and to wed her childhood sweetheart, beautiful but innocent Catherine Parke secretly boards a ship in England bound for the New World in 1617. But the shock of what greets Catherine in Colonial Jamestown nearly destroys her. Her betrothed, now a successful Indian trader seems to be hiding dangerous secrets.
Although disappointments and disasters repeatedly test Catherine's strength and courage, a burning desire to uncover the truth drives her to unravel a confusing web of lies and deceit. With her own life in jeopardy, Catherine is drawn to the one man who can save her, but can she trust him, or will she be swept into an unknown and terrifying wilderness, once again loving the wrong man and paying dearly for it?
Vivid historical details bring the Jamestown settlement and Indian villages to life. Marilyn Clay’s suspenseful and compelling tale of one courageous woman determined to forge a new life for herself in a frightening and dangerous New World is an irresistible combination of intrigue, suspense and romance.
“With realistic, well-researched historical detail, a strong, intelligent heroine, and a fascinating, uncommon setting, this novel will appeal to romance and historical fans alike.” —Library Journal
“A surfeit of fascinating historical details and a refreshingly different setting give DANGEROUS DECEPTIONS its unique flavor, making Marilyn Clay’s novel perfect for readers who miss the romance-tinged historical novels of Rosalind Laker.” — Booklist
“The marvelous Marilyn Clay . . . never disappoints!” — Christina Kingston, author
“DANGEROUS DECEPTIONS is one of the best historical suspense novels I have ever read! This book kept me up late and when I finished reading it, I wanted to start all over and read it again!” — Mary Frasier
“Marilyn Clay's DANGEROUS DECEPTIONS is a multi-layered story of struggle, lies and the quest for love in the New World. Faithful to historical detail, including language and actions, it was a joy to read such a wonderfully written historical novel. Readers of historical fiction will find themselves completely immersed in the time period and, more importantly, in the story of feisty and intelligent Catherine, whose voyage to Jamestown is the beginning of a life-changing journey.” — Libby Malin
DANGEROUS SECRETS, Book #2 in Marilyn Clay's Colonial American Historical Suspense Series, picks up where DANGEROUS DECEPTIONS leaves off. Four young girls, destined to become brides to the settlers, travel from London to the New World aboard a Bride Ship. But instead of love, marriage and new lives, the girls are swept into a maelstrom of lies, treachery, and deceit. Someone in the colony wants one, or all of them dead! (DANGEROUS DECEPTIONS was published in print as DECEPTIONS: A Jamestown Novel)
Look for MURDER AT MORLAND MANOR, a Juliette Abbott Regency Mystery by Marilyn Clay; MURDER IN MAYFAIR, MURDER IN MARGATE and MURDER AT MEDLEY PARK.