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Gold fever. It swept the country from coast to coast, luring more than a hundred thousand seekers to the untamed territory of California. For them, the Gold Rush of 1848 represented the American Dream come true. But for the settlers who lived there, it was an all-out assault on the homes they’d struggled so hard to build. Now boomtowns arise overnight, teeming with outlaws, killers, and desperate men. In Sacramento Valley, former Texas Ranger Rick Miller struggles to keep the peace with nothing more than a six shooter and guts. Melissa Austen, who survived the Oregon Trail, is forced into a life of prostitution. And wagon master Whip Holt must battle the odds to save her — and stem the tide of bloodshed and greed. For these brave homesteaders, freedom is the real golden opportunity — and America the only dream worth fighting for…

©2010 Dana Fuller Ross (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • 02-11-20

One of my favorites in the series

The lure of the Golden Rush brought out the worst in people. Many fortunes made but more often lives were ruined by the lure of gold only to fail to find any. The author does a great job of making this part of our history come to life. I love that Whip Holt was a big part of this, and Danny Taylor. Some old favorites return and some new ones are intoduced. As always, the narrator is terrific.

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  • Lisa
  • 10-03-20

Love this series!

The narration is terrific and I love the series. I’m really hoping they will come out with more of the books in the series.

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  • Jason
  • 23-08-19

This was probably the most interesting

This is probably the most interesting of all the wagons west books. The setting was described well and made you feel like you were able to visualize it and get into the story. By the last 25% though, I was ready to be done.

While the plot was good, I didn't care as much about these characters. despite having some characters from older books. These all just felt like one offs with no real lasting interest.

As always, the narrator was amazing. He's one of the best I've ever heard and that's saying a lot.