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The Settlers, Book 1
Narrated by: Caroline Turner Cole
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
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From award-winning, best-selling author Kathleen Ball.

A handsome man, Greg Settler, one of the many orphans taken in by Lynn and Smitty Settler, decides to go and make his own mark on the world. He travels to California to try his luck at gold mining. From the first day he realizes he knows nothing about gold mining. Luckily for Greg, his claim is next to Hugo Watkins and his daughter Mercy’s mine.  

Mercy Watkins has grown up traveling from mine to mine. Her father, a dreamer, always believed they’d make it big at the next mine. Unfortunately, her father dies, but not before he asks Greg to take care of his daughter.  

In order to save Greg from hanging, Mercy marries him. Both are stubborn, and it makes for an unconventional marriage as they mine for gold.  

Will they be able to survive, claim jumpers, bushwhackers, and Greg’s family? Can they tell each other what is in their hearts before Mercy goes her own way?  

©2018 Kathleen Ball (P)2018 Kathleen Ball

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  • 29-12-18

Gold mining...female style

Greg was one of half a dozen lovingly adopted orphans, but wanted to go away and find his place in the world. H edeceided to go to the gold fields in California to see if he could strike it rich. On the his day at his claim he found himself shot at. Not understandiong what was happening he was trying to find a place ti hide when a voice told him to run while he covered hi. Seems claim jujpers were already at work. When Greg finds that his defender is a woman, he is greatly surprised and speechess...she was beautiful. Greg, Mercy and her father decide to join forces working and guarding their mines. This is a great beginning to the series and I look forward to reading what comes next.