The Gray Divide, Book Two of The Georgia Gold Series: In the halcyon days of the 1850s, Georgia's coastal elite find a retreat in the foothills of Habersham County, where half-Cherokee Mahala Franklin goes nose-to-nose with arrogant rival hotel owner Jack Randall. Well aware she's not of his class -- as her Cherokee friend Clay Fraser reminds her -- Mahala can't ignore her attraction to Jack any better than she can the clues about her father's murder and the missing gold left to her in his strongbox. Especially when her unlikely friendship with socialite Carolyn Calhoun constantly thrusts her into Jack's circle. Carolyn must overcome her awkward personality to choose between two very different men -- rice planter Devereaux Rousseau and his minister brother Dylan. Can she find real love, or will she merely be a prize? Jack must choose between his Northern convictions and his Southern family, while Devereaux tests himself on the battlefields of Virginia.