Fortune’s Folly

In 1867, Eden Fitzgerald marries, not for love or money, but to persuade her influential in-laws to obtain her father’s release from a contrived prison sentence. Cleverly evading those who believe she, like her father, is a smuggler and Fenian collaborator, Eden does what she can, what she must to achieve her goal. When legal methods are exhausted, she dons a mask, carries a pistol and, using her wiles, wits, even her seductive beauty, robs wealthy citizens to amass enough money to arrange her father’s escape.

Her life grows ever more complicated by the lustful attentions of several men who profess to love her, and the one man she loves but dares not trust. As her crimes worsen, culminating in what may be treason, and her enemies grow more dangerous and determined to apprehend her, she must run for her own freedom.

Meet Cat Dubie

Cat was born in Austria, immigrated to Canada when she was four, grew up on the prairies, and now lives with her family in the beautiful province of British Columbia.

She has written creatively since she could hold a pencil. Poems, short stories, novels, reviews, essays. Her day job as a technical writer for various levels of government was the labor she did for a living so that in her free time she could indulge in her labor of love, writing romantic fiction.


Five families with an American dream. One railroad to span a nation.

Collis Huntington, the last living member of the Associates, now wants to set the record straight. Huntington invites his most critical reporter into his home for the interview of the century. As his story of the Central Pacific Railroad Company unfolds, truths emerge.

Central Pacific is in a race for money and land against the Union Pacific back east.

The inhumane conditions laborers on both sides of the line must endure.

Manipulation and greed within the Central Pacific itself.

A Gilded Age Victorian drama replete with corruption, affairs, conspiracies, corporate espionage, and sways of power. A single engineering marvel will transform them from dusty Sacramento store clerks to the most powerful men on Earth.

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