"Tarnished Gold" is the captivating prequel to the bestselling V.
C. Andrews(c) Landry series that began with "Ruby" and continued
with "Pearl in the Mist, All That Glitters, and Hidden Jewel." This
thrilling new novel takes us back to the Louisiana bayou in the
time before "Ruby." In a world of wondrous natural beauty, a world
of tantalizing dreams and inescapable sorrow, we meet Gabriel
Landry, daughter of Catherine and Jack.
Growing up in her beloved swamp, Gabriel is supremely happy,
despite the ever-widening rift between her Mama and her conniving,
whiskey-drinking Daddy. Her classmates tease her, calling her "La
Femme Au Naturel," the Nature Girl, because she seems more
interested in poling her pirogue through the canals than she is in
romance. But Gabriel nurtures her own secret dreams. Then, days
before her high school graduation, rich cannery owner Octavious
Tate surprises her in a secluded pond and shatters her
Pregnant and desolate, wishing to spare her dear Mama the
scandal, Gabriel agrees to a shocking plan that will allow
Octavious's frigid wife Gladys to claim the baby as her own and
will net Gabriel's furious Daddy a huge payoff. Hiding in a tiny
abandoned playroom in the Tate mansion, Gabriel is miserable. Her
only visitor is Mama, whose mission as a Traiteur, a Cajun healer,
gives her an excuse to treat Gladys Tate's "pregnancy." But nothing
is more wrenching than the moment Gladys takes baby Paul away
Returning home to the swamp, Gabriel drifts in a world of
twilight gloom, brightened only by chance glimpses of her son. But
as Jack Landry's reputation as a swamp guide grows, a hunting party
brings handsome, gentle Creole millionaire Pierre Dumas to the
bayou. Falling desperately in love, Gabriel will not heed the voice
warning that their joy may bring her more grief than she can
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