Betrayal. Lies. A tender love destroyed. Will grace prevail? A self-educated servant girl and a brilliant young horticulturist will change the future of the California orange groves, but first they must face their secrets together. When she's confronted with the ultimate betrayal, Maggie McGovern flees from her position with a wealthy family in Chicago. Determined to make a new life for herself in California, she makes her way to Riverside's bustling orange groves. Little does she know, a harsh and unforgiving existence is hiding behind the sunny climate and sweet-smelling orange blossoms. Worst of all, she can't forget the man who broke her heart. Fitz Havisham would walk a thousand miles to see Maggie again and to be able to ask her why she left without saying goodbye. When a friend confides that she knows where Maggie has gone, Fitz crosses the country in search of the brilliant and beautiful woman he never stopped loving. But once he finds her, is he prepared to accept the terrible secret she'd hiding?
From the glamor of high society Chicago to the hard-scrabble life of a migrant in the California orange groves, Golden Is the Sand is the third book in Virginia Carmichael’s heartwarming historical series. Experience a place where love blossoms, hearts are healed, and grace triumphs.
Approximately 160 pages, this inspirational historical fiction is set in the dramatic and exciting world of 1908 California.
Colors of Faith series All the Blue of Heaven, Book One Purple like the West, Book Two Golden is the Sand, Book Three