**"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 DECEPTIONS its unique flavor, making Marilyn Clay’s novel perfect for readers who miss the romance-tinged historical novels of Rosalind Laker. —Booklist**
DECEPTIONS: A JAMESTOWN NOVEL takes place in 1617 in Jamestown Virginia when a daring deception leads to dangerous passion in a riveting blend of romance, intrigue, and adventure. Marilyn Clay's acclaimed Jamestown novel DECEPTIONS will keep you turning pages.
Desperate to escape an arranged marriage and wed her childhood sweetheart, beautiful but innocent Catherine Parke secretly boards a ship bound for the New World. But the shock of what greets Catherine in Jamestown nearly destroys her.
Adherence to strict moral codes rule the colonists’ lives, but she soon discovers that beneath their proper facades not all is as it seems. Disappointments and disasters repeatedly test Catherine's strength and courage, but 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 wonders if she can 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. DECEPTIONS is well researched, fast-paced and full of unexpected twists and turns. (Also in Ebook as DANGEROUT DECEPTIONS and THE LETTER)
“Complete with a romantic subplot, 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.
SECRETS AND LIES, Book 2 in Marilyn Clay's Colonial American Historical Suspense Series, follows DECEPTIONS. Four young girls destined to become brides to the settlers travel from London to the New World aboard a Bride Ship. In Jamestown, the girls are instead swept into a maelstrom of lies, treachery, and deceit. (Also published in Ebook as DANGEROUS SECRETS and in paperback as A PETTICOAT AND LAMBSKIN GLOVES)
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.
Marilyn Clay’s Colonial American novel BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY is now available in print and Ebook. Betsy Ross determines to uncover who killed her beloved husband John Ross, but is drawn into a confusing web of spies ad double spies. in 1776 Philadelphia.
STALKING A KILLER, a contemporary mystery set in Dallas. Aspiring PI Amanda must clear her father of a murder charge before the killer strikes again!
THE WRONG MISS FAIRFAX, a new Regency by Marilyn Clay. Look alike cousins lead a handsome lord on a merry chase. Can he figure out "who is who" before he proposes to the wrong Miss Fairfax?
LIke books by Libbie Hawker, Kate Quinn, Karen Odden, Kathleen Koen and Jim Fergus? You'll like Marilyn Clay's historical suspense novels!