This full length historical gentle romance novel was set amidst a Montana gold rush in the 1890s and I enjoyed the Christian overtones. Emily was such a hard worker and the supplies meager. Her mother ill and her father obsessed with striking it rich made it hard but they had each other and their faith.. While Caeden had hard feelings for his father, a troubled upbringing and he absolutely had no plans of romance or marriage… He was finding that Emily’s family was teaching him what a loving family should be. Hardships, family, faith and the troubles just seemed to keep coming! Was I ever glad when the bad guy was finally revealed. I enjoyed this book and I’d certainly recommend it.
From the Back Cover:
Emily Carver longs to have a home of her own, but instead she endures a transient existence in the gold mining camps of Montana, where her father’s hopes for riches lie endlessly buried. Promises of wealth from this wild land have brought only hardship and disappointment, causing Emily to wonder if her own modest dreams will ever see the light of day.
Caeden Thibault, a young geologist working for the government, is a man trying to escape the pain of his past, and the idyllic mountains of Montana serve his purposes well. In the course of his work, he has seen more than his share of starry-eyed gold seekers. So when Emily Carver catches his attention, he is intrigued by the fact that she isn’t pinning her hopes on striking it rich.
Will an unexpected discovery come between them or draw them together?
“Peterson produces a strong sense of the Wild West in this riveting story of life in the mining camps of 1890s Montana. With absorbing characters, a suspenseful plot, and foreboding tone, this new series is guaranteed to be one of her best.”–Library Journal
“Peterson paints a realistic and picturesque portrait of Montana mining life…Emily and Caeden are wonderful, fleshed out characters and their stories are equally touching, and at times, heartbreaking.”–RT Book Reviews
“The adventurous first book in a new series promises to deliver new insights into history and faith.”–CBA Retailers+Resources