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Beneath a Golden Veil, by Melanie Dobson
As elegant as the Sacramento hotel she operates, Isabelle Labrie embraces the 1850s California gold rush by staking her claim on the city's refined clientele. But unexpected guests fugitive slaves seeking safe passage north force her to reconsider her path. Will she discover that the promise of freedom is far more precious than gold?
Number of Pages: 344
Vendor: Waterfall Press
|Publication Date: 2016|
As elegant as the Sacramento residence she operates, Isabelle Labrie keeps her past concealed, like the treasure she hides under the Golden Hotel. It’s 1853, the heyday of the California Gold Rush. Isabelle is full of hope, staking her claim on the city’s refined clientele and her future on a sweetheart’s promise to marry her when he returns from the gold fields. Then, unexpected guests—fugitive slaves seeking safe passage to the North—force her to confront her past and reconsider her path.
While Isabelle learns to trust God’s provisions, a law student in Virginia must confront his father’s cruelty and rescue a young slave from his family’s tobacco plantation. As the two escape to freedom, and Isabelle risks everything to harbor runaway slaves, the past and present are set on an inevitable collision course—one that reveals hidden treasures of the heart.