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The Gold in These Hills

Author: Joanne Bischof  

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Two second-chance love stories, hope across the centuries, and the legacy that binds them together.
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Two second-chance love stories, hope across the centuries, and the legacy that binds them together.

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Two second-chance love stories, hope across the centuries, and the legacy that binds them together. Upon arriving at Kenworthy, California, mail-order-bride Juniper Cohen was met by the pounding of the gold mine, the rowdiness of its prospectors, and her greatest surprise of all: the love of the kind man who awaited her. But when the mine proves empty of profit, and when Juniper's husband vanishes, doubt and discouragement are as prevalent as the pioneers fleeing this dwindling boomtown. As winter blows in, Juniper pens a series of letters to her husband but fears she is waiting on a ghost--or worse, an outlaw. Carving out survival for her and her young daughter in a ghost town requires trusting in the kindness of a few remaining souls, including the one who can unlock the mystery of her husband's disappearance. A century later, trying to escape the heartache of his failed marriage, Johnny Sutherland throws himself into raising his child and restoring a hundred-year-old abandoned farmhouse in California's San Jacinto Mountains. While exploring its secrets he uncovers the letters Juniper wrote to her Dearest John and is moved by the handwritten accounts that bear his name. Having learned that truth and courage go hand in hand, Johnny dares to love again, and armed with lessons from the past, a modern-day romance unfolds in the very same mountains that once held a love story that touched history.

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“'In this impressive historical romance, Bischof (Sons of Blackbird Mountain) connects people a century apart in a former gold rush town . . . Faith elements are subtle, with the narrative being driven by the circumstances leading to the town's downfall. Inspirational readers who enjoy time-slip historicals will love this.'”

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One wild and mysterious ghost town. Two second-chance love stories. And the century-old legacy that binds them together. Upon arriving in Kenworthy, California, mail-order bride Juniper Cohen is met by the pounding of the gold mine, an untamable landscape, and her greatest surprise of all: the kind and loving man who awaits her. But when the mine proves empty of profit, and when Juniper's husband, John, vanishes, Juniper is left to fend for herself and her young daughter in the dwindling boomtown that is now her home. Juniper pens letters to her husband but fears she is waiting on a ghost. Perhaps worse, rumors abound claiming the man she loves could be an outlaw. Surviving in a ghost town requires trusting the kindness of a few remaining souls, including the one who can unlock the mystery of her husband's disappearance--and Juniper's survival depends not only upon these friends but also the strength of heart she must fight to maintain. Present day. Trying to escape the heartache of his failed marriage, Johnny Sutherland throws himself into raising his children and restoring a hundred-year-old abandoned farmhouse in what was once known as Kenworthy, California, in the San Jacinto Mountains. While exploring its secrets he uncovers Juniper's letters and is moved by the handwritten accounts that bear his name--and as a love story from the past touches his own world, Johnny might discover yet that hope and resilience go hand in hand. With The Gold in These Hills, acclaimed and beloved author Joanne Bischof returns with an absorbing masterpiece of faith, perseverance, and love that changes the course of history. Inspirational fiction with historical and contemporary timelines Stand-alone novel Book length: 93,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs and a note from the author

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Product Details

Publisher
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Published
30th September 2021
Pages
336
ISBN
9780785241355
$27.21
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