Double Crossing
Double Crossing
Double Crossing
WINNER of the 2012 BEST FIRST NOVEL Spur Award from Western Writers of America AND a 2012 FINALIST for the USA BOOK NEWS Awards - for Fiction: WesternA murder arranged as a suicide ... a missing deed ... and a bereft daughter whose sheltered world is shattered. August, 1869: Lily Granville is stunned by her father's murder. Only one other person knows about a valuable California gold mine deed -- both are now missing. Lily heads west on the newly opened transcontinental railroad, determined to track the killer. She soon realizes she is no longer the hunter but the prey.As things progress from bad to worse, Lily is uncertain who to trust--the China-bound missionary who wants to marry her, or the wandering Texan who offers to protect her ... for a price. Will Lily survive the journey and unexpected betrayal?

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Lily Granville, the heroine in Meg Mims's novel, Double Crossings, takes a
perilous journey out west to track down her father's killer and save her fortune.
With her overbearing aunt and uncle, a jilted lover, and a mysterious stranger in
tow, Lily sets off by boat and train to reach her uncle out west and find Emil
Torado, the man who killed her father. She hires Ace Diamond, a rough,
unscrupulous Texan to protect her on the journey. Over time, tensions arise
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