The California Gold Rush Romance Collection by Amanda Barratt, Angela Bell, Anne Greene, Linda Farmer Harris, Cynthia Hickey, Pam Hillman, Jennifer Rogers Spinola, Diane Christner, Jamie Jo Wright ~ Review

The California Gold Rush Romance Collection: 9 Stories of Finding Treasures Worth More than GoldLucie's Review:

Nine women are swept up into the gold rush, some following their fathers, some sent for, and some choose the gold fields.

Lorena Quinn goes to the gold fields in search of a story, but finds so much more, and discovers a side of herself that she never knew before in The Price of Love.

The Best Man in Brookside finds Sophia fighting to save the local fair, making new friends along the way, never complaining.

I really admired Ming, and her determination in The Golden Cross. Ming follows her uncle from China to the goldfields, and they find hope as they learn to live their faith in America.

I liked the men of faith too, like Rafe Riley in The Marriage Broker and the Mortician,being a mortician is not the dream job for Rafe, but it gives him an opportunity to offer comfort and share the gospel with the miners. He's happy to help Eve when she is stranded in Eureka, and they form an unlikely friendship.

I liked Jackson in A Sketch of Gold. He captures images of the goldfields for the the papers back east. He get's a job following Roy McIlroy and his "son" but it doesn't him long to figure out that the job is slightly different from the one he thought he was signing on for.

I liked the way that Jack treated Thalia in Gold Haven Heiress. He has recently made big changes in his life, and wants to bring that new life into the ghost town of Gold Haven. But the town is not as uninhabited as he thought...

The Lye Water Bride has Jo Bass on the heels of a mystery when she finds discrepancies in her papers at the bank, and around the a strange comes to town asking a lot of questions.

One of my favorites is Love is a Puzzle, Shanyn's father goes missing, she works together with Nick, another member of the surveying team to find her father, and put together the pieces of the clues that her father left for her to find him.

Civilizing Clementine was a humorous and entertaining read. Clementine's father hires the Featherstone sisters to turn his daughter into a lady, but Clementine is determined to thwart them at every turn, but they are very resourceful and recruit the help of Samuel a reporter, and friend of her father to help her practice.

Overall, a wonderful read that shows the many various aspects of the gold fields, and the people who risked it all for the chance at a better life.

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