Diamonds at Dusk by Catalina ClaussenDiamonds at Dusk by Catalina Claussen

Diamonds at Dusk

byCatalina Claussen

Paperback | March 18, 2016

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It's hard to miss Cassie. She's the one in the cowgirl boots who up until this morning wasn't interested in boys. But, on the eve of her sixteenth birthday something inside her knocks loose. His name is Chad Holbrook. He's a prep school boy from Albuquerque and Cassie's "fair weather" friend. He promises to stay for Cassie's sixteenth birthday. Just when Cassie thinks she can count on it, Chad breaks his promise. But he leaves behind a treasure hunt that convinces her Chad may be sweet on her, too. Cassie becomes jealous when she discovers her best friend Ahzi knows all about the treasure hunt. To make things worse, Cassie meets Maverick, a charming misfit, who threatens to steal her heart and the gold Grandpa has kept quiet about all these years. Maverick has a dark secret that draws Cassie and Ahzi into the perilous world of gold mining and drug dealing. Cassie must risk trusting Maverick if she and her friends are to get out alive.

Title:Diamonds at DuskFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.52 inPublished:March 18, 2016Publisher:Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944277153

ISBN - 13:9781944277154


Editorial Reviews

So many novels for YA deal with a world coming apart at the seams. Diamonds at Dusk avoids the pitfalls of dystopia and depicts a world not in chaos but rather in an older form of harmony. Here is a story of life on a ranch in the Southwest, a girl who loves horses, a boy, well, not really a boy, a young man who is not there, and yet is. He is present in the notes or clues he leaves behind. Therein the plot simmers -- the clues. Does he love her? Does he not? Is he coming back or will he not? The story is steeped in sunshine and cloud, question and answer and characters of a bygone time. For those of us who grew up on Marguerite Henry and visions of the sunburnt West, this novel is a fun read. It will especially appeal to teenage girls. And anyone else who remembers what it was like to ride a horse for the first time