Mathilda Hardwicke, a rebellious artist rejected by her family and New York society, heads west to Gold Rush California to make a new life for herself as a mail-order bride. When fate leaves her at the altar in Paradise Bar--a ramshackle gold camp full of ragtag miners--she's sure she's leaped out of the frying pan and into the fire. But unbeknownst to Mattie, she has a protector. Sakote, a fierce Konkow warrior, is bound by honor to watch over the white woman. And though his tribe is threatened by the encroaching miners, he's strangely drawn to Mattie, who delights in making pictures of him and whose destiny seems entwined with his. When a tragedy at the camp forces Sakote to steal Mattie away, she finds herself in an unfamiliar Paradise of savage wonder, and she soon discovers a forbidden love more precious than gold.
- Paperback | 324 pages
- 152 x 229 x 19mm | 476g
- 15 Jun 2013
- Glynnis Campbell
- Illustrations, black and white
About Glynnis Campbell
The California Legends trilogy--Native Gold, Native Wolf, and Native Hawk--is a love letter to Glynnis Campbell's home town of Paradise, California, where she once reigned as the Gold Nugget Queen in the town's celebration of its Gold Rush roots. Currently a resident of Los Angeles, Glynnis has written over a dozen internationally bestselling historical romances and has been translated into five languages. When she's not writing novels, she's a voiceover actress with credits including leading roles in Star Wars audio adventures, the MTV animated series The Maxx, and Blizzard's videogames, Diablo and Starcraft. She's married to her high school sweetheart, now the bass player for the classic rock band, America, and they share two grown kids. Glynnis loves transporting readers to places where bold heroes have endearing flaws, the women are stronger than they look, the land is lush and untamed, and adventures lurk around every corner! Visit her website for all the latest news, and to sign up for Glynnis's newsletters and sweepstakes: http: //www.glynnis.net Follow Glynnis on Facebook: https: //www.facebook.com/glynnis.campbell