Golden destiny

by Davies, June Wyndham.

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Clairton Public Library Fiction F DAVI
Location  Clairton Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  F DAVI
 
 
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Set in California's post-gold rush days, Davies' novel opens with an unlikely trio--a tall Chinese man, a widowed woman, and an orphaned child--appearing at a ranch called Tresco in answer to a job application. They are turned away by a brusque Cornishman who wants no women or children underfoot while he rebuilds Tresco. He is forced to change his mind when it turns out that the woman, who calls herself Mrs. Owens, is the only one who can do a military-style survey to support his land claims against a rapacious neighbor. The rancher tries to uncover the apparent secrets the threesome are guarding, and it turns out that they are being pursued by San Francisco's vigilante committee for a murder committed in self-defense. Davies does an excellent job of weaving the lesser-known elements of California history, especially the cultural clashes, into a captivating romantic story. ~--Denise Perry Donavin"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Gold mines and mining -- Fiction.
California -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Press,1993
Language English
Description 352 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 0312088000 :
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