In 1617 Jamestown, Virginia, a daring deception leads to dangerous passion in this riveting blend of romance, intrigue and adventure. Desperate to find and wed her childhood sweetheart and to escape a marriage arranged by her London guardians, Catherine Parke secretly boards a ship bound for Jamestown. But the shock of what greets her there nearly destroys her. Determined to succeed, she bravely starts a Dame School. Although Catherine knows that adherence to a strict moral code rules the colonists' lives, she soon discovers that beneath their proper facades not all is as it seems. Although disappointments and disasters repeatedly test Catherine's strength and courage, a burning desire to uncover the truth drives her to unravel a confusing web of lies and deceit. Finding her life in jeopardy, Catherine is drawn to the one man who can save her. Can she 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. This suspenseful and compelling tale of one courageous woman determined to forge a new life for herself in a frightening and dangerous New World is an irresistible combination of intrigue and romance. Well-researched, fast-paced and brimming with unexpected twists and turns, Deceptions will keep readers guessing until the final page.Deceptions is Oklahoma native Marilyn Clay's seventh published novel.