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Love and Gold.
Mystery and Passion.
All famous mystery author Stanton Black wanted was to leave the flashbulbs of Hollywood behind. Hiding out in the wilds of northeast Oregon seemed like the perfect way to get over the attempt on his life while researching his work. His latest novel would draw on the history of his ancestors and the lore of gold country. Now, all he needed was a suitable tour guide.
Special education teacher Maya Valentine was no tour guide. After the death of her parents, Maya has come home to Salisbury Junction for the summer only to have an ailing friend talk her into escorting Stanton around the area. As a pattern of crime around her and the newfound gold on her property leads to a real-life mystery, her relationship with Stanton turns to thoughts of romance. A romance too impossible to consider.
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See Mary Vine's new novel A PLACE TO LAND
for cameo appearances by the some of the characters
you loved from MAYA'S GOLD!
"MAYA'S GOLD is a wonderful read, which I thoroughly enjoyed. This is a sweet love story with a hunky hero, a loveable heroine and a cozy mystery. Mary Vine weaves an interesting tale and beautifully captures small-town life. There’s a wonderful balance of suspense, humor and romance. I’ll definitely look forward to reading more from this author."
"Mary Vine has assembled a fine cast of tightly-drawn characters in MAYA'S GOLD. The story glows with vividly told episodes that sparkle with humor, suspense and passion."
Author of QUAIL SONG
"MAYA'S GOLD... is intriguing, dangerous and romantic all at the same time. The relationship between Maya and Stanton was tumultuous at first and then sweet, which is very enjoyable. Well defined characters and superb dialog combined with a wonderfully descriptive setting made for one shiny nugget of a tale."
Coffee Time Romance
"MAYA'S GOLD has all the elements of a great romance... their total disinterest and suspicion slowly grow to recognition of real and lasting love. In an age where the characters fall into bed after they meet, this book is a nice contrast. MAYA'S GOLD is all about slow, burning passion and what’s going on mystery. If you want a book with real characters, love and suspense then you will enjoy this book."
Once Upon a Romance
"What stood out for me from this wonderful story, was the witty and intelligent dialogue between Maya and Stanton. They go from humorous bantering, to exchanging insults to flirting all in one exchange."
Simply Romance Reviews
"I enjoyed the portrayal of Maya’s character very much... she takes matters into her own hands and decides to investigate. This lands her in some pretty serious situations, but that is part of the fun of reading this novel! I would recommend this... to anyone. But be prepared to not get some things done, because once you start this story, you will not want to stop until the end!"
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