Fool's Gold

Forged Hearts Book 1

Between the pages of "Fool's Gold" readers get a widow who was once from a wealthy family. Widow Doña Melissa Bertrand de Cabrillo is now estranged from them as well as homeless and penniless. She is trying to get back to Louisiana from California to save her niece. The author puts your mind into an investigative mode. Melissa encounters a man who is a banker and a gold miner. He's looking for a woman to be a wife or at least put on the act. Melissa and Sebastian Henderson make a trade, but what kind of trade?

"Fool's Gold" takes on a sinister side. A murder takes place and Melissa thinks it has something to do with her family. Readers are put into the action as these two stranger act as if they are married while solving a murder. Can they find love along the way? The author gives you a mystery that may end up in love. I loved this story and the whole journey with Sebastian and Melissa.

Book Blurb for Fool's Gold

Penniless and estranged from her wealthy family in New Orleans, Widow Doña Melissa Bertrand de Cabrillo must barter her way from California to Louisiana in order to save her niece, even if it means posing as the wife of a perfect stranger.

Gold miner and banker Sebastian Henderson needs to find a wife soon . . . or at least a woman willing to play the role. Doña Melissa provides the perfect solution, but sharing a cabin with the tempting southern belle proves more challenging than their bargain—and more dangerous—after a passenger aboard their steamship is murdered. Melissa is convinced the death is connected to her family’s events in New Orleans.

Thrown together by necessity, united by love, Melissa and Sebastian must unravel a murderous scheme threatening to tear them apart.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2018 4.50