A powerful novel about one child coming of age at precisely the moment a nation enters its own new age - during the California Gold Rush of 1848. It is a tale of fierce determination, resilience, discovery, and hope.
Young lives poised on a tightrope of right and wrong, their stories woven into the fabric of Gold-Rush-era California: a land that forges rules as it pleases - and breaks them as easily.
Discord abounds in 1856 Boston. The specter of slavery splits the nation. Immigrants rage against the prejudices of established citizens. Demands for equal treatment of women grow ever stronger. The third book in the four-part series, A Peculiar Peace continues the saga of Jack and Guine, begun with the California Gold Rush adventure Embracing the Elephant.
He was a handsome, intelligent, talented boy – and a convicted felon by the age of eighteen.
An Ordinary Tragedy is one woman’s quest to unlock the mystery behind her brother’s life of escalating crime and depravity.