Fiction Friday: A Heart Deceived
A Haunting Tale of Mystery, Love & Honor
Stormy evenings. Breezes that rattle the window panes. Darkness falling earlier and earlier. It’s that gothic time of year, friends…and have I got a gothic tale for you. A Heart Deceived is the perfect mysterious tale for autumn. What really happened to the missing vicar? You’ll have to read to find out. Here’s a blurb:
Miri Brayden teeters on a razor's edge between placating and enraging her brother, whom she depends upon for support. Yet if his anger is unleashed, so is his madness. Miri must keep his descent into lunacy a secret, or he'll be committed to an asylum—and she'll be sent to the poorhouse.
Ethan Goodwin has been on the run all of his life—from family, from the law ... from God. After a heart-changing encounter with the gritty Reverend John Newton, Ethan would like nothing more than to become a man of integrity—an impossible feat for an opium addict charged with murder.
When Ethan shows up on Miri's doorstep, her balancing act falls to pieces. Both Ethan and Miri are caught in a web of lies and deceit—fallacies that land Ethan in prison and Miri in the asylum with her brother. Only the truth will set them free.