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Love’s Golden Dream by Bobbie Shafer
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From little rich girl to rebellious, beaten, and poor runaway, Aimee McKay finds herself boarding a ship in San Francisco, CA. as her evil live-in boyfriend, Marcus Alexandra threatens to find her.
She's lost everything now and has to sell the last piece of her mother's jewelry. How could she have ever loved him and run away with him? All he proved to be was a liar, thief, and abuser of women.
Aimee is withdrawn as she heads to Boston, yet her big heart decides to reach out to apoor old man, Abram Ginsberg. They spend time together drinking tea and sharing small talk.
Lucas Chase has also noticed this young beauty but believes she is married, and she’s extremely hard to talk with. He respectfully stays away from her, although he noticed Marcus shouting threats from the wharf as they set sail.
Their ship gets caught in a hurricane and passengers must make hard choices. The gold laden ship begins to take on water, and the rich passengers begin to throw heavy items overboard. The women and children get into the few working life boats and hopes a rescue ship is nearby. To the belief of everyone, the men all went down with the sinking ship.
Aimee arrives in Charleston where she purchases equipment to start a new life and takes off toward the east the following morning. She finds herself a few days later in Sycamore Grove. The first person she meets incognito, with the alias Mr. Mack Kaymey, is the banker, Ernest Gaines. She confides in him that she needs a new life and has the money to do it. She wants to deposit and get help finding property, and remains known as a male. She knows Marcus is relentless and is afraid he will find her if she reveals her true identity, and she is ashamed to go back to her family.
Things are going well until one day when Lucas shows up and buys the property next to hers. Amiee has a wonderful surrogate family of runaway slaves that live in the nearby woods. They help one another remain secret. Only Albert and Rose Washington know her true identity. Aimee feels threatened by Lucas, since sheknows he will recognize her. What can she do to remain friendly without being caught? Worse, she is beginning to feel somewhat attracted to him because he is genuinely nice and very handsome.
The plot thickens as Aimee finds herself struggling to keep up her charade. Things come to a headas "Mack Kaymey" falls, hitting his head and becomes helpless under the care of her friends and Lucas. They plot together to help her get her identity back. Based on gossip and talk around town, Marcus has arrived as agambler and is convinced the woman he is looking for must be nearby. He has hired a private detective and it's crucial that Aimee change something in herlife and quickly.
That's when agame called "Boomerang" comes into play. Aimee is once again under the control of other people in her life and must trust them to help.
Poor Mr. Mack Kaymey must go away and Aimee McKay return...but how?
This is a greatstory of cat and mouse. Rebellion, remorse, and repentance all intertwine inthis fast moving story of lies and deceit. Aimee gets a quick education in lifeas a young woman and you'll be looking for the next book in this series.Although I was very satisfied with the ending...I can't wait to read the nextbook!