She’s desperate to find her missing father. His conscience demands he risk all to help.
Eliza Brooks is haunted by her role in her mother’s death, so she’ll do anything to find her missing pa—even if it means sneaking aboard a southbound ship. When those meant to protect her abandon and betray her instead, a family friend’s unexpected assistance is a blessing she can’t refuse.
Daniel Clarke came to California to make his fortune, and a stable job as a San Francisco carpenter has earned him more than most have scraped from the local goldfields. But it’s been four years since he left Massachusetts and his fiancé is impatient for his return. Bound for home at last, Daniel Clarke finds his heart and plans challenged by a tenacious young woman with haunted eyes. Though every word he utters seems to offend her, he is determined to see her safely returned to her father. Even if that means risking his fragile engagement.
When disaster befalls them in the remote wilderness of the Southern California mountains, true feelings are revealed, and both must face heart-rending decisions. But how to decide when every choice before them leads to someone getting hurt?
I REALLY enjoyed this book. I have never read anything by Kathleen before but I look forward to reading more in this series.
At first I wasn’t sure what to think of Eliza. She doesn’t fit in with what society thinks a woman should be, but that is also what made her interesting.
I enjoyed the slight time hop in this book. We slowly learn what is happening at Daniel’s home, even though I had my suspicions from the beginning I was still highly interested in what would happen.
Overall, this is an adventure packed historical romance that I looked forward to returning to.
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A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own.